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Inhaltsangabe: Hyraxes are rabbit-sized animals with a mysterious past. Scientists once thought they were rodents. Until recently, some scientists even suspected that hyraxes were distantly related to elephants and sea cows! Now, many scientists believe that hyraxes, horses, and rhinoceroses had similar ancestors millions of years ago. The exact truth about hyrax ancestors, however, no one really knows for sure.
Would you know a quokka if you saw one? How about a skink or a pangolin? These are not exactly household words, but they are a few of the many fascinating and curious creatures featured in the What On Earth? series for grades 2-5. Each volume fully explores the lifestyles and habitats of animals that few people even know exist. Simple, concise text covers the animal's classification, its unique characteristics, its methods of survival, what the animal eats and who eats it, reproduction and care of the young, conservation issues, and the relationship of the animal to humans. Each book's large size and stunning, full-color photographs bring these remarkable subjects to life. A glossary, further reading list, map, and index make What On Earth? books as educational as they are fun!
Grades 2-5; 8 1/2 x 11; 32 pages; Sturdy library binding; Map; Glossary; Further Reading; Index; Large format, full-color photos throughout
From Kirkus Reviews: In the What On Earth series of books about obscure animals, a look at the hyrax, with its life cycle, habitat, food, and individual characteristics ripe for the picking for kids' reports- -and comprising a dream come true for librarians and teachers. The hyrax--a small brown mammal that lives in the rocky hills of Saudi Arabia and Africa--is shown in the full-color photographs that dominate the book and illustrate various points made by the text, such as the sharpness of a hyrax's teeth, or its ability to squeeze into rock crevices to escape prey. Ricciuti (Amphibians, 1993, etc.) offers interesting trivia about hyraxes as well, e.g., the name of the country of Spain was derived from the word Ishapan, which means ``land of the hyraxes.'' Large print and simple sentences make the book accessible to a wide audience. Encyclopedias provide, if not the large color pictures, similar facts, but for libraries inundated with requests for books on--if not the hyrax--the booby, meerkat, skink, pangolin, chuckwalla, and many more, this format fits the bill. (further reading, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Buchbeschreibung Blackbirch Press. Library Binding. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2684803945
Buchbeschreibung Blackbirch Press. Library Binding. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2758297146
Buchbeschreibung Blackbirch Pr Inc. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1567111009I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Blackbirch Pr Inc. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1567111009I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Blackbirch Pr Inc. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1567111009I5N10
Buchbeschreibung Blackbirch Pr Inc. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1567111009I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Blackbirch Press, 1996. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Used: Acceptable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1567111009
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97815671110023.0
Buchbeschreibung Blackbirch Press, 1996. No binding. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-092-90-3478513
Buchbeschreibung Blackbirch Press, 1996. Library Binding. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111567111009