SEALS by Eric S. Grace


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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.

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1991
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: "Sierra Club/Little, Brown"