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Title:
Fish
Author:
Parker, Steve.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

Cover subtitle: Discover the amazing world of fishes, how they evolved, how they live, and their weird and wonderful habits.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 1.0 17222.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780789458117

9780789458100
Format :
Book

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Summary

Here is an exciting and informative guide to the fascinating world of fishes. Superb color photographs of tropical fishes, eels, seahorses and more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history of fishes, how they behave and how they survive. See the lethal jaws of a piranha, a porcupine fish "puffing up", how a dogfish swims, growth rings on a fish scale, what a fish looked like 400 million years ago, and a fish with legs. Learn how a school stays together, why some fishes swim upside down, how a stingray stings, which male fish can "give birth", how stickleback builds its nest, and why fishes need water to breathe. Discover why a shark must keep swimming, how a ray can give an electric shock, what eyespots are for, how an archerfish "shoots" a victim, and much, much more.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-9. With full-color photographs and careful anatomical drawings, charts, and diagrams, Fish educates even the casual browser. Each two-page section opens with a general text, while captions underneath the numerous pictures generously provide specific facts about every facet of fish life--color as camouflage, types of early fishes, oddities in the fish world, and fish physiology (feeding, breathing, reproducing, and defending themselves). Included are discussions of the three main fish groups: jawless fishes, cartilaginous fishes, and bony fishes. This is another absorbing entry in the series of Eyewitness Books, one libraries will not want to be without. Also published this spring were Insect (0-679-80441-2), by Laurence Mound; Money (0-679-80438-2), by Joe Cribb; and Fossil (0-679-80440-4), by Paul D. Taylor. --Kathryn LaBarbera


Booklist Review

Gr. 4-9. With full-color photographs and careful anatomical drawings, charts, and diagrams, Fish educates even the casual browser. Each two-page section opens with a general text, while captions underneath the numerous pictures generously provide specific facts about every facet of fish life--color as camouflage, types of early fishes, oddities in the fish world, and fish physiology (feeding, breathing, reproducing, and defending themselves). Included are discussions of the three main fish groups: jawless fishes, cartilaginous fishes, and bony fishes. This is another absorbing entry in the series of Eyewitness Books, one libraries will not want to be without. Also published this spring were Insect (0-679-80441-2), by Laurence Mound; Money (0-679-80438-2), by Joe Cribb; and Fossil (0-679-80440-4), by Paul D. Taylor. --Kathryn LaBarbera