Birds That Don't Fly

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Crabtree Pub., Oct 1, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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There are more than 9,000 different species of birds in the world! Birds Up Close introduces young readers to fascinating bird facts answering questions about the aerial abilities of birds, their magnificent plumage, and astounding hunting prowess. Spectular full-color photos feature intriguing birds that live in forests, deserts, grasslands, and on water. Detailed illustrations help explain the mechanics of flight in a simple, clear way.

At 350 pounds (160 kg), ostriches may be too heavy to fly but boy can they run -- up to 40 miles (64 km) per hour! Birds that don't fly features the twenty types of birds that can't get off the ground exploring:
-- how these birds evolved to suit their unique habitats or hunting behaviors
-- a range of flightless birds including penguins, emus, and kiwis
-- how they live
-- how some, like the dodo, have become extinct

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Not all birds fly
Breeding and nesting 10
Traveling emus 16

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Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

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