How Long Things Live

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Stackpole Books, 2010 - Nature - 167 pages
A gall midge hatches, breeds, and dies in a 3-hour period. A bowhead whale can live for 200 years, a quahog clam 400. And box huckleberries growing today sprouted some 13,000 years ago. This fact filled science book explains how and why some 99 animals and plants - including dragonflies, horses, dogs, snakes, humans, tortoises, sequoias, and jellyfish - live as long, or as briefly, as they do. AUTHOR: Anthony Fredericks is the author of the Science Fair Handbook and a number of science books for young people. He is professor at York College, Pennsylvania. 10 line drawings

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Author Anthony D. Fredericks is a native of Newport Beach, California. After working as an elementary educator and reading specialist, he is currently a Professor of Education at York College, York, Pennsylvania. As the author of 20 award-winning children's books as well as more than 50 resource books for teachers and parents, he is a frequent visitor to schools around the country, where he shares his enthusiasm and love for writing.

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