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Nature anatomy : the curious parts & pieces of the natural world

Author: Julia Rothman; John Niekrasz
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Suitable for anyone who appreciates and wants to explore the curiosities and beauty of the natural world, this title offers a look at all kinds of subjects, including mineral formation, the inside of a volcano, what makes sunsets, monarch butterfly migration, the parts of a bird, the anatomy of a jellyfish, and more.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Rothman; John Niekrasz
ISBN: 9781612122311 1612122310
OCLC Number: 892065487
Description: 224 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Common ground : Really moving ; Layers of the earth ; Minerals ; The rock cycle ; Fossils ; Landforms ; Mountains ; North American landscapes ; Field succession ; Loose landscape painting --
2. What's up? : Up in the atmosphere ; Predicting weather ; The water cycle ; Storms ; Why are snowflakes different? ; Rainbows ; Sunsets ; Phases of the moon ; Constellations --
3. Come close : Anatomy of a flower ; Anatomy of a bee ; Anatomy of a butterfly ; Metamorphosis ; Plants that attract butterflies ; Beautiful butterflies ; Colorful moths ; Sedges, rushes, grasses ; Grazing edibles ; Incredible insects and bugs abounding ; Spectacular spiders ; Anatomy of an ant --
4. Take a hike : Anatomy of a deciduous tree ; Anatomy of a trunk ; Leaf identification ; North American trees ; Beautiful bark ; Some flowers, cones, seeds, and fruits of trees ; Printing patterns ; Anatomy of a fern ; Pretty, pretty lichen ; Mysterious mosses ; Waterbears ; Mycelium ; Anatomy of a mushroom ; Marvelous mushrooms ; Rotting log ; Foraging in the forest --
5. Creature feature : Animals in the neighborhood ; Anatomy of a bat ; Common North American bats ; Tree squirrels ; The Lyme bacteria cycle ; Grizzly bear vs. black bear ; The animal underground ; Snakes ; Lizards ; Wild cats ; Wild dogs ; Animals with antlers ... and horns ; Aquatic mammals ; Outstanding adaptations ; Marine mammals --
6. A little bird told me : Anatomy of a bird ; A bevy of birds ; Kinds of feathers ; Birdcalls ; a variety of nests ; Extraordinary eggs ; Intriguing bird behavior ; Birds of prey ; Owls ; Big birds ; A variety of beaks ; Water birds --
7. Head above the water : Water bodies ; Ecosystem of a pond ; A few freshwater fish ; Life cycle of a salmon ; Water bugs ; Toad vs. frog ; Life cycle of a frog ; Tidal zone ecosystem ; Fantastic saltwater fish ; Anatomy of a jellyfish ; On the sand ; Seashells by the seashore ; Some seaweed ; Harvesting, processing, and eating seaweed --
A note about conservation.
Responsibility: Julia Rothman, with help from John Niekrasz.

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