Animals of Sa Mammals - Lynne Matthews (Hardcover)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781770097995
Department
Books
Released
30 Nov 2012
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Lynne Matthews
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
Jacana
Language
English
Number of Pages
72
Dimensions
280 x 215mm

Summary

How do hippos protect themselves from sunburn? Why do giraffes eat bones? What mammal uses a coat of armour for protection? Why do waterbuck have a toilet-seat shape on their behinds? Why are vultures bald? What bird is the crocodile's friend? What bird can imitate a car alarm? What bird never builds a nest? What insect shovels dung? What insect prays when it catches its food? What caterpillar lives in dead antelope horns? What insect breathes out the tip of its tail? How do geckos' toes help them climb walls? What fish has both its eyes on one side of its head? What animal makes slippery carpets on the rocks? What male fish becomes pregnant and gives birth? What fish is older than the dinosaurs? How do frogs breathe through their skin? Filled with fascinating facts, this series looks at the extraordinary animals living in southern Africa. Discover the amazing adaptations that animals have developed in order to survive. Find out about their lifecycles, the places they live, why some keep territories, why they migrate or hibernate, how they find a mate and escape predators, and how they interact with one another.
Animals of Southern Africa is an exciting and informative animal wildlife series for children with full-colour photographs, beautiful illustrations and fun activities that will help all children understand what the lives of these animals are all about.

Classification

General Subject
Nature/Ecology
BISAC Subject 1
Nature / Animals / Mammals
BIC Classification 1
Wildlife: mammals