Describes, using a brief dictionary format, the birth and development of several aquatic species.
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Grade 5-6-- A fascinating concept: descriptions of marine babies from alligators and turtles (reptiles) to jacanas and penquins (birds), lobsters (crustaceans), mola molas and sharks (fish), nudibranchs and squids (mollusks), and whales (mammals) arranged as an alphabet and dictionary. Unfortunately, the coverage is not broad enough to be a real dictionary, and it's too detailed be an ABC book. Some entries are anthropomorphized, e.g., "with the jacana, it's the female that has the last say" because after she lays the eggs she leaves them for the male to raise. Some writing is imprecise, e.g., the temperature of the nest in which the alligator lays her eggs determines the sex of the babies, but the text doesn't specify how; lobsters' large front claws are referred to as "delicious." The whale babies are born after a period vaguely referred to as 9-18 months of development; turtle species are numbered both at 7 and at 7 or more, and penguins at both 17 and 18 species worldwide. These discrepancies are confusing. At least one glaring typo has the nudibranch "flatten" up (instead of "fatten" up). Beautiful, full-color glossy photographs appear on almost every page, but they do not always illustrate the point made in the text. --Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Library, VA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Danbury, CT, U.S.A.: Franklin Watts, 1991, Danbury, CT, U.S.A., 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1st Printing. Ex-Library with Usual Markings. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 56 pages. Ex-Library with Usual Markings. Codice libro della libreria 0205837
Descrizione libro Grolier Publishing, Danbury, CT, U.S.A., 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very good+. Photos (illustratore). 1st Printing. 56 pages. Ex-Library with Usual Markings. Codice libro della libreria 0209836
Descrizione libro Scholastic Library Publishing. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Codice libro della libreria G053110995XI3N10
Descrizione libro Franklin Watts, Many, 1991. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Illustrated (illustratore). 1st. -----X-Library with normal flaws-----------The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear . Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Back. Codice libro della libreria CP 06353