Extreme Animals in Extreme Environments

Age Level: 10–14  Grade Level: 5–9

Disclosing the intriguing secrets of animal survival in the harshest and most unlikely environments, these titles draw their fascinating facts from interviews with scientists, as well as primary and secondary references.

  • Features wild, exotic, and fascinating animals in extraordinary environments that young people will love to read about
  • Appeals to reluctant readers because of the intriguing content, relatively short text, and kid-friendly narrative, motivating them to engage in a variety of science projects
  • Examines and explains the strange and wondrous abilities of various animals of different species in the most extreme environments on Earth
  • Supports the Science curriculum
  • 7 ½” x 9”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains an activity, chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2012
  • Series Lexile: 990
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Gray Foxes, Rattlesnakes, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Extreme Deserts

Gray Foxes, Rattlesnakes, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Extreme Deserts

Ana María Rodríguez
Exploring the desert is an unforgettable experience. Most days there is not a cloud to shade the blazing sun. Within minutes, exposed skin shows signs of sunburn. Even the sunlight reflected from the ground damages the skin...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3697-0
Binding: Library Ed.
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Leatherback Turtles, Giant Squids, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Deepest Seas

Leatherback Turtles, Giant Squids, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Deepest Seas

Ana María Rodríguez
The ocean is one of the most extreme environments on Earth. The deepest ocean zones challenge animal survival in unique ways. When light and warmth totally disappear, when pressure can crush most bodies, and when food is extremely rare, how do deep-sea animals cope? Scientists have sent remotely operated vehicles to the sea floor to capture images and videos of these amazing creatures in hopes of answering these questions...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3696-3
Binding: Library Ed.
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Polar Bears, Penguins, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Extreme Cold

Polar Bears, Penguins, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Extreme Cold

Ana María Rodríguez
The Arctic and Antarctica are two of the most extreme environments in the world. They are freezing cold, wind-blown, lip-cracking dry, and pitch-black for half of the year. But despite these extreme conditions, many magnificent animals call these icy worlds home...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3695-6
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Vampire Bats, Giant Insects, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Darkest Caves

Vampire Bats, Giant Insects, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Darkest Caves

Ana María Rodríguez
How does a blind fish find food? Can a giant centipede eat a bat for dinner? Caves are home to unique and bizarre creatures. Cave dwelling animals have found amazing ways to survive in complete darkness...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3698-7
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