Animals Are Poisonous

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G. Stevens, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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This Springboards into Science Series provides a very close look at some of the most interesting characteristics and lifestyles nature has to offer. In How & Why, Dwight Kuhn's remarkably detailed close-up photography puts young readers face-to-face with poisonous animals and insect-eating plants. Each volume's easy-to-understand text and full-color photographs are designed to fascinate, as well as educate.Producing poison is one of nature's ways for animals to protect and defend themselves. Find out how and why animals such as snakes, shrews, spiders, and scorpions make and use their poisons.

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About the author (2001)

Dwight Kuhn has a degree in biology and taught school for eighteen years. His interest in photography and nature led him to be the sole photographer for 167 printed nature books for children. His work has appeared in more than 60 photo essays featured in major magazines such as: Audubon, Natural History, GEO, Smithsonian, National Geographic, National Wildlife, and Ranger Rick. His books have won several awards including SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Literature, Animal Behavior Society's Outstanding Children's Book Award, John Burrough's Book Award, New York Times Review, Editor's Choice, Parent's Choice Gold Award and Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children. Dwight is sharing his photographs and design skills to make eBooks for children.

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