Describing how coral reefs are built up by proliferating polyps, how other plants and animals living on the reefs help...

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THE CORAL REEF: What Lives There

Describing how coral reefs are built up by proliferating polyps, how other plants and animals living on the reefs help cement them, and how they help each other by way of mutualism--this is even shaped like last year's Let's-Read-and-Find-Out entry, Ronais' Corals; and like the Ronais it is illustrated in a limited color range which (though Tinkelman's cross-hatching is pleasantly watery) doesn't do justice to the subject. But Berger scores with her integrated view of life on the reef, how its various inhabitants fit together, and how theft features are adaptations to theft unique environment. An effective projection of the coral reef as ""a closely woven community.

Pub Date: Dec. 26, 1978

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Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1978