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Title:
Manatees
Author:
Walker, Sally M.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
48 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, behavior, and conservation of manatees, also known as sea cows.
General Note:
"A Carolrhoda nature watch book."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.5 1.0 49581.
ISBN:
9781575052991
Format :
Book

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Manatees spend their days swimming, munching on sea grass, and playing with other manatees.Although they have few natural enemies, manatees are at risk of dying out forever--thanks to the actions of people.Find out how these peaceful animals lie and grow, why they are endangered, and what people are doing to save them.Vivid, full-color photographs will give you a firsthand look at the beautiful underwater world of the manatee.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. Two new titles in the Nature Watch series introduce youngsters to the appealing koalas and endangered manatees. Whether peering into eucalyptus treetops at the arboreal koalas, or plunging into the aquatic manatee habitats, the photography is consistently clear and illustrative of the informative texts. The animals' physical characteristics, lifestyles, mating and nurturing habits, and prospects for the future are among the topics interestingly conveyed. The lucid, comprehensible explanation of the manatees' unusual hearing acuity and how animals rise and sink in the water demonstrates Walker's intriguing writing style. Burt's book has a particularly riveting selection of photographs that compare the development of the newborn marsupial at one day, ten days, two months, and four months of age. These are excellent titles for young naturalists in both school and public libraries. --Ellen Mandel