Animal Habitats: Discovering How Animals Live in the Wild (Facts on File Natural Science Library)

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9780816045938: Animal Habitats: Discovering How Animals Live in the Wild (Facts on File Natural Science Library)

From the polar bear that endures icy temperatures of minus forty degrees Fahrenheit during the Arctic winter to the kangaroo that lives in areas with less than ten inches of rainfall a year, Animal Habitats describes and illustrates almost every kind of living environment where animals flourish. More than forty-nine clear and concise profiles detail the territories inhabited by each animal and how they cope with ecological factors such as shrinking natural surroundings, seasonal migration, and competition for food. Two-page spreads with vibrant color illustrations offer a revealing glimpse of animals in their natural environments, while in-depth case studies cover the local geography, vegetation, climate, and food chains of each region.

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Adult/High School-An interesting, visually appealing study of the relationship of habitats and behaviors for 50 different mammals. Although arranged by the type of animal, the emphasis here is on where each one lives and how it has adapted to its surroundings. Each chapter, usually four pages in length, includes key facts on the mammal, brief information on other animals that also live in the area, and a short summary on the habitat itself. The concise text is easily understood and makes clear the many ecological challenges that the creatures face, such as the increasing human population and loss of habitat. The large, full-color photographs are attractive and the color-coded maps, charts, and graphs are clear and highly informative.

Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA

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