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A child's introduction to natural history : the story of our living earth-from amazing animals and plants to fascinating fossils and gems

Author: Heather Alexander; Meredith Hamilton
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Natural History introduces readers ages 8 to 12 to the fascinating wonders of our natural world. Highlighting every kingdom of life--plants, bacteria, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, rocks and minerals--the book is also full of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Alexander; Meredith Hamilton
ISBN: 9780316311366 0316311367
OCLC Number: 923793091
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 5 sheets of paper
Contents: What Is Natural History? --
Let's Talk About Earth --
Rocks, Minerals, and Gems --
Try It: Hard Knock Life --
When Did Life First Appear on Earth? --
Once Upon a Time --
Welcome to the Ice Age --
A Lot of Time ... a Lot of Change --
Let's Talk About Plants --
Microlife --
Try It: Grow Mold --
Let's Talk About Animals --
Annelids --
Arthropods --
Mollusks --
Fish --
Oceans and Coral Reefs --
Amphibians --
Freshwater --
Reptiles --
Deserts --
Birds --
Forests --
Mammals --
Grasslands --
Tundra --
Try It: The Blubber Glove --
What's on the Menu? --
Run and Hide: Camouflage and Other Defenses --
I've Got Your Back: Partners and Parasites --
Group Living --
Stay, Go, or Sleep? --
Animal Babies! --
All Gone ... and Going --
All About Natural History Museums --
Index --
Size Comparisons.
Responsibility: by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton.

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