SKIN, SCALES, FEATHERS, AND FUR by Mark J. Rauzon

SKIN, SCALES, FEATHERS, AND FUR

Age Range: 5 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 By a wildlife biologist, an attractive simple introduction to the different outer coverings of a broad selection of animals and their various functions and adaptations: camouflage, protection, a warning to predators, attraction for mates, etc. About three-fourths of the space here is given to excellent color photos (not credited; are they by the author?) of different species, sometimes in close-up or with magnified detail, simply captioned with the animal's species. The concept is clearly developed, though there is one unfortunate slip, right at the beginning: ``All animals are alike in some ways. One thing they all have is skin.'' Well, vertebrates do. A companion volume: Horns, Antlers, Fangs, and Tusks (ISBN: 0-688-10230-1). Useful beginning science. (Nonfiction. 5-10)

Pub Date: March 18th, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-10232-8
Page count: 24pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1993




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