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Title:
Invertebrates
Author:
Petersen, Christine.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
A close look at past and present invertebrates, including sponges, jellies, worms, mollusks, and arthropods.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780531120217
Format :
Book

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Sponges, Jellies. Flatworms. Mollusks. Crustaceans. Echinoderms. Invertebrates such as these are constantly being discovered in out-of-the-way parts of the planet: in deep-sea vents, living on or in the bodies of other animals, burrowed in the sand, or floating in the open sea. Invertebrates examines the various orders of these fascinating creatures--their lifecycles, their friends and enemies, and their place in the natural world--filling the need in the science curriculum for accessible scientific facts on the complex puzzle of life on Earth and how its pieces fit together.


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Gr. 6^-12. An experienced researcher in biology and ecology offers informative overviews of these two animal classifications. The books open with a chapter about taxonomy. Succeeding chapters compare adaptations and lifestyles of various animals within specific groups. Invertebrates deals with crustaceans, echinoderms, insects, jellies, mollusks, sponges, and worms. Vertebrates covers amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles. The texts are concisely written, logically organized, and relatively free of scientific jargon, and Petersen never talks down to her readers. Frequent subject headings within each chapter give faster access to specific topics, words italicized in the text are redefined in an excellent glossary, and boxed insets in each chapter provide a few paragraphs of further information on a particular topic. Captioned black-and-white photographs effectively supplement the texts, though including some color photos would have made the books more appealing. Unfortunately, the binding is so tight that some text is lost in the gutter. Suggestions for further reading, a directory of organizations, a list of Web sites for further research, and a thorough subject index add to the resource value of the volumes, which will be fine choices for both public and school library collections. --Ed Sullivan