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Title:
Apes and other hairy primates
Author:
Platt, Richard.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2001.
Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Summary:
Presents the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of apes and other primates.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780789480194
Format :
Book

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It's a weird world out there... dazzle your friends with wacky facts and more from this mega new series. Did you know... Some primates leave smelly messages from each other from scent glands on their bodies. Gibbons can fling themselves from branch to branch across huge gaps of over 13 yards. Ape parents hold their babies up by the arms to help them learn to walk. A full-color, fun, and informative series, Secret Worlds offers a chance to get your teeth deep into a wide range of fascinating subjects from nature, history, and science. Every title has: Easy-to-read narrative text written by a specialist who combines expert knowledge with an entertaining and fresh style. Superb color photography that entices the reader into the subject world with close-up views and dramatic shots. Weird World feature boxes that reveal a wealth of wacky facts. Tried-and-tested websites to check out the latest info. A mega reference section with even more facts and figures for the enthusiast. Suitable for children aged ten and up -- as well as every other family member who is curious about the subject.


Author Notes

Author Richard Platt has been amusing children with his witty, fact-filled books for more than 10 years.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4. These books in the new Checkerboard Science and Nature Library: Insects series introduce children to the world of insects. From the often maligned but misunderstood mosquito to the beautiful butterfly, each volume offers brief discussions of physical structure, growth, diet, habitat, enemies, and relationship to humankind. Exceptionally nice color photographs and simple graphics will draw browsers. Unfamiliar words, highlighted in colored type, are redefined in a glossary; there are a few "fun facts" appended, as well as Internet sites that kids can use to find out more. A nicely designed, well-thought-out series that will give kids basic information. --Heather Hepler


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Our Ape Ancestorsp. 8
What Is an Ape?p. 16
Monkey Galleryp. 22
Not so Cuddlyp. 30
Eating Outp. 36
Getting Aroundp. 42
Primate Partnersp. 48
Living Togetherp. 56
Apes and Usp. 62
Primate Researchp. 70
Farewell to Apesp. 78
Reference Sectionp. 85
Indexp. 94
Creditsp. 96