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Title:
Elephants
Author:
Schlaepfer, Gloria G.
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Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
112 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Provides information on the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats of elephant species.
Language:
English
Contents:
The world of elephants -- Elephant ancestors -- What makes an elephant so remarkable -- Elephant behavior -- Special characteristics -- The cycle of life -- Conservation.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.3 3.0 63916.
ISBN:
9780761413905
Format :
Book

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Young readers will find everything from the breeding and training of horses to the mating songs of frogs in these comprehensive, informative books about a wide variety of animals. Each engrossing volume examines the habitat, range, classification, evolution, anatomy, behavior, species identification and endangered status of its subject. Brilliant photography captures animals and underscores the great variety of species found within each family or order. Distribution maps pinpoint where each animal is located, and a time line traces its evolution. Also included are detailed studies -- and stunning illustrations -- of the animals' anatomy, their amazing adaptations and survival skills and the obstacles they face today, due in large part to humans.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-9. Two new titles in the longstanding Animalways series offer excellent overviews of their subjects. Written in engaging language, the books begin with interesting chapters on the animals' roles in history, mythology, religion, and literature. Subsequent sections address the animals' physical characteristics, behavior, life cycles, habitats, and risks, including poachers and naturally occurring diseases--for example, anthrax in elephants. Whales covers the animals' migration patterns and unique method of communication. Both titles offer background scientific concepts, such as an explanation of why size gives whales an underwater advantage. Sharp color photos of the animals in the wild mix with archival images, helpful charts, and artists' renderings. Species checklists, animal kingdom charts, a glossary, a bibliography, and suggestions for further research round out these handsome titles with unusual depth. --Gillian Engberg


Table of Contents

The world of elephants
Elephant ancestors
What makes an elephant so remarkable
Elephant behavior
Special characteristics
The cycle of life
Conservation