Did you know...
- that wooly mammoths were plant eaters?
- that they lived during the Ice Age, protected by their thick coats and layers of fat?
- that their bones were used to make shelters, jewelry and even musical instruments?
Follow Aliki back thousands of years, to the time of the wooly mammoths--the ancestors of today's modern elephants. Learn about how they lived, what they ate and how they struggled to survival against their greatest enemy--humans. And find out what the wooly mammoth can teach us about the world we live in today.
Travel back thousands of years to explore the exciting world of woolly mammoths. Learn how they lived, what they ate, and how they struggled to survive against their greatest enemy--humans.
This revised edition includes text revisions and bold new illustrations, which bring new life to this backlist classic.
'A fascinating glimpse of woolly mammoths and the cave dwellers who hunted them.' -- Starred Review/School Library Journal
What are the differences between an alligator and a crocodile? a butterfly and a moth? a frog and a toad?
Curious kids will enjoy discovering the differences between animals we frequently confuse.
Ten animal pairs are compared through clear, colorful illustrations, showing the animals vividly in their natural environments, placed side by side for easy comparison. Other animals studied include cheetahs and leopards, donkeys and mules, dolphins and porpoises, crows and ravens, bees and wasps, tortoises and turtles, and rabbits and hares.
What's the Difference? was developed in conjunction with the Canadian Museum of Nature and includes a glossary of terms for easy reference.
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Bringing us face-to-face both with these intriguing creatures and the scientists who study them, Hoyt leads us through the underwater world of whales, investigating their unique communication skills and feeding and mating behaviors, their remarkable migrations and their astounding acrobatics. Beautifully illustrated by whale specialist Pieter Folkens, and the work of the world's best wildlife photographers, Meeting the Whales is a unique contribution to the study of this increasingly rare animal.
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Here's the ultimate guide for the young dinosaur enthusiast who craves the latest information from the lost world of prehistoric animals. With its winning combination of dramatic artwork, and exciting, narrative text, this title goes far beyond the basic facts about dinosaurs, presenting up-to-date information from dinosaur experts and realistic color illustrations by top dinosaur artists. Find out where the world's most important excavations are located and how scientists piece together tiny clues that help them reconstruct these incredible beasts. See Oviraptors babysitting their young in late cretaceous Mongolia. Escape from a pack of Deinonychus in prehistoric Wyoming. The colorful spreads include a geological time-scale that helps the inquisitive reader locate the appearance of the various species of dinosaur. Finally, discover how some of the creatures that shared the dinosaurs' world survived the catastrophe that experts believe led to the dinosaurs' extinction. A special reference section at the end of the book provides an at-a-glance family tree of these fascinating prehistoric animals, along with a helpful illustrated glossary and index.