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Introduces the physical characteristics, habits, and habitats of seals, sea lions, and walruses.
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Grade 5-10-- This beautifully illustrated introduction to seals, sea lions, and walruses is a must for all science collections. The writing is clear, concise, and easy to follow. The organization flows smoothly from a general overview to the specific life cycles of different species and descriptions of their physiology. Environmental information is included in the entries as well as in a final summary. An excellent chart shows the evolution of these marine mammals and their relationship to dogs, cats, bears, and otters. The differences between true seals and eared seals are made clear in a full-color set of drawings that compare their head shape, necks, and flipper configuration. Some material is highlighted in boxes of text. Outstanding full-color photographs and detailed drawings add enormously to the factual presentation and the book's visual appeal. --Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Library, VA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
A glossy, attractive title in the ``Sierra Club Wildlife Series,'' focusing on sea lions; true, eared, and fur seals; and walruses. Anatomy, diet, life cycle, location, and endangered status are presented, along with dozens of charming color photos. Odd facts abound: the undercoat of a fur seal contains hairs so fine that 300,000 crowd each square inch; the lenses inside a seal's eyes are spherical, so they can focus a wide range of underwater light rays. Helpful drawings and charts include a double-spread world map, with the locations of common species and full-page drawings that explore questions like: ``How does a seal stay warm?''; ``What do seals eat?''; ``Who are the seals' ancestors?'' While the text is overlong for younger readers, the many inviting photos and extensive index make this accessible to both browsers and students doing assignments. (Nonfiction. 10+) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Sierra Club Juveniles, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0316322911
Book Description Sierra Club Juveniles, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0316322911
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