Forests & Jungles

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First Avenue Editions, Jan 1, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Breathtaking illustrations combine with poetry and fascinating facts about endangered or threatened animals to give young readers an intriguing look at the contemporary problem of species endangerment. Focusing on four different environments, the series looks at the situations of various animals, explains why they are in danger, and looks at possible ways to save them. Each animal is also paid homage by both the beautiful paintings of wildlife artist Jean Sherlock, and by the touching and elegant poetry of various writers, such as William Blake, D. H. Lawrence, Jane Yolen, and more. Supports the national science education standards Unifying Concepts and Processes: Systems, Order, and Organization; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Evolution and Equilibrium; Life Science; and Science in Personal and Social Perspectives as outlined by the National Academics of Science and endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association.
 

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VANISHING FROM FORESTS AND JUNGLES

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In an example from a new series, Radley (Odd Man Out, 1995, etc.) takes an enlightened look at an array of endangered species that range across the globe. Each two-page spread describes an animal, its ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
5
Giant Panda
8
Leadbeaters Possum
10
Tasmanian Forester Kangaroo
12
Oahu Tree Snail
14
Timber Wolf
16
Brazilian ThreeToed Sloth
18
Gorilla
20
African Elephant
24
Bengal Tiger
26
Map Of Animal Ranges
28
What Can You Do
29
For More InformationGlossary
30
Further ReadingIndex
31
About The Author And IllustratorPoetry Acknowledgments
32
Back Cover
34

Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel
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