Strange New Species: Astonishing Discoveries of Life on Earth

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Adventure and discovery await in the depths of the oceans, on the Earth’s varied surfaces, in the vast expanse of sky, and beyond. Advanced technologies have enabled scientists to study new species in parts of the world that were once impossible to visit. Researchers estimate that between five and 100 million new species still await discovery. Strange New Species takes young readers into the field with intrepid researchers as they use everything from submarines to spaghetti strainers to find wondrous new life forms. Highlights include the black-headed Sagui dwarf monkey; deep-sea tubeworms, clams, and shrimp that flourish in 800ºF heat; and previously unseen microbes that survive in the oxygen-deprived mud of Mono Lake, California. Elin Kelsey’s vivid text and the book’s stunning photographs make this fascinating frontier of science both exciting and enlightening.

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ELIN KELSEY is an internationally respected leader in the field of environmental science and education, as well as the award-winning author of Not Your Typical Book About The Environment and other books for children and adults. She consults around the world on environmental projects and is a Research Fellow at the Cairns Institute, James Cook University in Australia and an adjunct professor at Royal Roads University. She lives in Pacific Grove, California.

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Kelsey packs her book with colorful photos, interesting facts, and scientist/explorer profiles. A great book for those keen to learn more about the world around them. (BC Parent)

With many excellent photos, this introductory book on new species will be an intriguing addition to classroom units on classification or biology. (Booklist)

Strange New Species gives a fascinating overview, in an engaging format, of the current state of knowledge about all the weird and wonderful critters that share the planet with us. (Bookloons)

Elin Kelsey has assured prolonged interest in her newest book through design and ease of access to her information. The photographs are telling, the text is easy to follow, and the information provided is quite amazing. (Brandon Sun)

The press blurb calls this book 'riveting' and 'groundbreaking' and it really is....This is a fascinating science book, well-written and full of glorious color photographs. (Canadian Children's Book News)

In a conversational writing style that young readers will find inviting, Kelsey clearly chows she enjoys her topic. On every page, intriguing facts will encourage kids to sharpen their observation skills...Sidebars throughout the book will inspire debate...Highly recommended. (CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials)

This valuable introduction to the field is the kind of text that stimulates young science lovers into exploring a scientific career. (Deakin Newsletter)

With profiles of researchers and scientists, this is a fascinating book for ages 9 to 14. (HI-RISE Community Newspaper)

If the picture of the baby dwarf marmoset (about the size of a finger) on the cover doesn't get you, maybe the lizard that can fit on a dime or the pig-nosed frog that only comes out of its underground burrow for two weeks a year will. This beautifully photo-illustrated book about new species that scientists have discovered is sure to be a page-turner favorite among budding naturalists. Constantly changing fonts along with bright colors make the book visually appealing. Captions are chock-full of information, Hot Debate boxes posit interesting questions, and bios of scientists are short, snappy and very kid-friendly. It's a great resource for teaching animal and plant classification and for luring
reluctant readers. (Infotech, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction)

Utterly absorbing, Elin Kelsey’s excellent discussion of recently discovered species boggles the mind with every turn of the page....Fantastic photographs, amazing facts, cutting edge information about cloning, transgenic pets...and recently discovered species...make this a real page-turner, a classic case of truth being stranger than fiction. (Island Parent)

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