Animal Defenses

Animal Defenses

by Christina Wilson

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Insects that look like leaves, snakes that play dead, fish that fly, and toads with poisonous skin-these creatures are among many that defend themselves in fascinating ways. Animal Defenses presents the wide variety of physical and behavioral adaptations used by animals and insects in their struggle to survive and explores how scientists continue to make new discoveries about the age-old maneuvering between predator and prey.

Animal Behavior highlights the many amazing animal and insect adaptations found in nature. Oftentimes, particular behaviors evolve to help organisms obtain food, find mates, or protect themselves from predators. This full-color set will entertain and enlighten readers with striking examples of the everyday lives and habits of animals and insects as well as their unique feats.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604130898
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Series: Animal Behavior Series
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 172,884
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

1 Avoiding Danger 7

2 Escape Artists 22

3 Animal Armor 38

4 Bad Smells, Bad Tastes, and Powerful Poisons 55

5 Venomous Stings and Bites 73

6 Mimicry 91

7 Fighting Back 107

Glossary 124

Bibliography 126

Further Resources 128

Picture Credits 130

Index 131

About the Author 136

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