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The Resource A child's introduction to natural history : the story of our living earth-from amazing animals and plants to fascinating fossils and gems, by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton

A child's introduction to natural history : the story of our living earth-from amazing animals and plants to fascinating fossils and gems, by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton

Label
A child's introduction to natural history : the story of our living earth-from amazing animals and plants to fascinating fossils and gems
Title
A child's introduction to natural history
Title remainder
the story of our living earth-from amazing animals and plants to fascinating fossils and gems
Statement of responsibility
by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Natural History introduces readers ages 8 to 12 to the fascinating wonders of our natural world. Highlighting every kingdom of life--plants, bacteria, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, rocks and minerals--the book is also full of charming and witty illustrations by Meredith Hamilton plus 30 photographs throughout. The book delves into topics like geology; prehistoric times, including fossils and dinosaurs; how animals move and fly; evolution; biomes; and more. Sidebars throughout offer biographies of naturalists like Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, and Charles Henry Turner, "--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
508
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH48
LC item number
.A38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A child's introduction to natural history : the story of our living earth-from amazing animals and plants to fascinating fossils and gems, by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Accompanying material
5 sheets of paper
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What Is Natural History? -- Let's Talk About Earth -- Rocks, Minerals, and Gems -- Try It: Hard Knock Life -- When Did Life First Appear on Earth? -- Once Upon a Time -- Welcome to the Ice Age -- A Lot of Time ... a Lot of Change -- Let's Talk About Plants -- Microlife -- Try It: Grow Mold -- Let's Talk About Animals -- Annelids -- Arthropods -- Mollusks -- Fish -- Oceans and Coral Reefs -- Amphibians -- Freshwater -- Reptiles -- Deserts -- Birds -- Forests -- Mammals -- Grasslands -- Tundra -- Try It: The Blubber Glove -- What's on the Menu? -- Run and Hide: Camouflage and Other Defenses -- I've Got Your Back: Partners and Parasites -- Group Living -- Stay, Go, or Sleep? -- Animal Babies! -- All Gone ... and Going -- All About Natural History Museums -- Index -- Size Comparisons
Control code
ocn923793091
Dimensions
26 cm +
Edition
First edition.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780316311366
Lccn
2016001485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)923793091
Label
A child's introduction to natural history : the story of our living earth-from amazing animals and plants to fascinating fossils and gems, by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Accompanying material
5 sheets of paper
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What Is Natural History? -- Let's Talk About Earth -- Rocks, Minerals, and Gems -- Try It: Hard Knock Life -- When Did Life First Appear on Earth? -- Once Upon a Time -- Welcome to the Ice Age -- A Lot of Time ... a Lot of Change -- Let's Talk About Plants -- Microlife -- Try It: Grow Mold -- Let's Talk About Animals -- Annelids -- Arthropods -- Mollusks -- Fish -- Oceans and Coral Reefs -- Amphibians -- Freshwater -- Reptiles -- Deserts -- Birds -- Forests -- Mammals -- Grasslands -- Tundra -- Try It: The Blubber Glove -- What's on the Menu? -- Run and Hide: Camouflage and Other Defenses -- I've Got Your Back: Partners and Parasites -- Group Living -- Stay, Go, or Sleep? -- Animal Babies! -- All Gone ... and Going -- All About Natural History Museums -- Index -- Size Comparisons
Control code
ocn923793091
Dimensions
26 cm +
Edition
First edition.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780316311366
Lccn
2016001485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)923793091

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