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Title:
From pests to pets : how small mammals became our friends
Author:
Zeaman, John.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, 1998.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Provides an overview of how various small mammals--including gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, rabbits, rats, and ferrets--have evolved into animals that are kept as pets.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.6 1.0 46741.
ISBN:
9780531203507
Format :
Book

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This series meets National Curriculum Standard for: Science: History and Nature of Science Life Science


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. Zeaman presents two new books in the fine Before They Were Pets series, a thoughtfully conceived, out-of-the-ordinary group of books about domesticated animals. Although the books contain some information on breeds, food, mating, etc., what makes them different is their emphasis on animals' relationships to human beings. The book on horses is the more complete and interesting of the two, highlighting the horse's changing role in human history and describing information on various breeds. Pests is less specific: it quickly introduces five small mammals--among them, ferrets, mice, and rabbits--and explains how they came to be domesticated and eventually evolved into pets. Both books draw on archaeological evidence to give a clear sense of animal-human interaction across time. Although the photos aren't high quality, they are colorful, nicely placed, and plentiful; and the format is crisp, clear, and inviting. Pet lovers will enjoy this informative pair. Bibliography; Internet sites. --Stephanie Zvirin


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