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No Animals, No Plants: Species at Risk
ISBN: 9780531177662
Author: Irvine, Sarah
Publisher: Children's Press(CT)
Published: September 2007
Retail: $25.00    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
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Annotation: FEATURES:
- Pairs social studies and science thematically
- "Shakes up the curriculum" with "Shocker" facts that interest this age group, and a lively page layout that encourages readers to discuss and share knowledge with one another
- Builds background knowledge and vocabulary through front-of-book features labeled "Get on the Wavelength" and "High-Powered Words"
- Includes a "Comprehension Coach" that appears regularly to model and reinforce key comprehension strategies
- Provides links to relevant Internet Web sites
- Exposes students to a variety of formats and text features
Additional Information
Physical Information: 0.35" H x 9.44" L x 7.32" W 36 pages
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Non-Fiction, Animals
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 August)

Gr 3–5— This text provides an overview of why Earth's species are in trouble—habitat destruction, overhunting, trade in rare animals, and intra-habitat competition from non-native species. The author also discusses the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources and the Endangered Species Act. There is an emphasis on the importance of the diversity of life, with an examination of how gene selection (through farming and modern science) plays a role. Irvine's overriding premise is that public awareness will do much to reduce harm to endangered and threatened creatures, and she suggests what people can do to change things for the better. "High-powered" terms at the front of the book, a glossary at the end, and terms sprinkled throughout, plus the many full-color photos, offer ample information for reports and independent study.—Farida S. Dowler, formerly at Mercer Island Library, WA

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