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Title:
Wetlands
Author:
Gray, Shirley W.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
48 pages ; color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Examines swamps, marshes, and other kinds of wetlands, plants and animals that live there, and environmental threats.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.8 0.5 40572.
ISBN:
9780756500252
Format :
Book

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Examines swamps, marshes, bogs and other kinds of wetlands, including the plants and animals that live there, and environmental threats. Includes information on the Florida Everglades.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-These slim volumes introduce particular biomes. The first book presents an overview of the different kinds of wetlands and describes the many animals that inhabit them. Particular attention is given to the Everglades, and the author conveys a positive, hopeful picture for its future and that of other wetlands. This title complements Darlene Stille's Wetlands (Children's, 2000). In Tundra, the difference between "arctic" and "alpine" tundra is explained much better than in similar books for this audience. The straightforward text includes some interesting asides, such as the finding of a 23,000-year-old woolly mammoth in the permafrost of Russia's tundra. The photography in both books is good but often does not reflect the text, e.g., the picture of a snowshoe hare is on the same page as a discussion of how long it takes rainfall to evaporate on the tundra. Serviceable titles where need dictates.-Mollie Bynum, formerly at Chester Valley Elementary School, Anchorage, AK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

What Is a Wetland?p. 4
A Look at Bogsp. 8
Marshes and Swampsp. 12
Why Are Wetlands Important?p. 17
Wetland Birdsp. 20
Amphibians and Reptilesp. 23
Wetland Mammalsp. 30
The Florida Evergladesp. 34
The Future of Wetlandsp. 41
Glossaryp. 44
Did You Know?p. 45
At a Glancep. 46
Want to Know More?p. 47
Indexp. 48

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