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This fascinating and comprehensive guide offers an insight into the exciting world of caimans, gharials, crocodiles and alligators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842157374
Publisher: Anness Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Series: Nature Fact File Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introducing Crocodilians
What is a Crocodilian?4
Croc or Gator?6
How Crocodilians Work
Large and Small8
A Scaly Skin10
Bodies and Bones12
Jaws and Teeth14
On the Move16
Temperature Check18
Crocodilian Senses20
How Crocodilians Behave
Food and Hunting22
Focus on a Crocodile's Lunch24
Choosing a Mate28
Focus on Alligators30
Building a Nest32
Developing Eggs34
Focus on Hatching36
Growing Up38
On the Defensive40
Where Crocodilians Live
Freshwater Habitats42
Rainforest Dwellers44
Focus on Caimans46
Saltwater Species48
Facts About Crocodilians
Ancient Crocodiles50
Living Relatives52
Living with People54
Rare Crocodilians56
Focus on Gharials58

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