Swamp

Paperback | March 22, 1997

byDonald Silver, Patricia Wynne

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From bugs to birds. . .from mosses to manatees. . .a swamp is a complex ecosystem. But young readers won't be swamped during this amazingly accessible wade through a small square of wetlands, filled with exotic wildlife. Here is a fascinating look at the characteristics of swamp life. . .and the reasons why its survival is so important. Beautifully illustrated, with fun-to-do experiments and activities, a swamp field guide, and a picture-glossary index and resource list. From the One Small Square series, called "science education at its best" by Science Books and Films.

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Golly 'gators, it's a complex ecosystem. But young readers won't be swamped with incomprehensible data during this amazingly accessible walk through a small square of wetlands, filled with exotic wildlife. 48 full-color illus.

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From bugs to birds. . .from mosses to manatees. . .a swamp is a complex ecosystem. But young readers won't be swamped during this amazingly accessible wade through a small square of wetlands, filled with exotic wildlife. Here is a fascinating look at the characteristics of swamp life. . .and the reasons why its survival is so important...

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The water is shallow and murky. The ground is squishy. The air is muggy, and the whole place is buggy. Millipedes chomp on rotting ferns and mosses. A dragonfly devours other insects in midair. The trees have "knees". . .there are manatees. . .quick, sly snappers and green flytrappers. With this book, you can explore one small square o...

Donald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity Book —all illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne. Patricia J. Wynne’s ill...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.2 × 8.6 × 0.2 inPublished:March 22, 1997Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0070579261

ISBN - 13:9780070579262

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 9

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Engaging Beautiful illustrations are the main focus on each page drawing the child into the book. An engaging text, combined with the illustrations, encourages one to linger over the pages. My 7yo enjoyed the book, especially the last few pages which has a guide to all the animals found throughout the book. Recommended for any age from 7 and up.
Date published: 2008-04-09

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Table of Contents

Introduction.One Small Square of a Cypress Swamp--The Cypress Tree.Fly By or Bye Fly--The Fly-Eating Sundew Plant.Your Swamp Square and Notebook--Drawing Your Square and Recording Observations.If Knees Could Talk--Cypress Knees Anchor Trees in Soggy Soil.What a Gas!--Decay, Peat, and the Swamp ``Megaburp''.That Sinking Feeling--Sphagnum Moss and Floating Islands.Mother is Watching--Mother Alligator, That Is.Out for Blood--Mosquitoes.One Small Square of a Mangrove Swamp.The Swamp Makers--The Mangrove Tree.Ins and Outs--Feeding in the Swamp.For the Birds--Pelicans, Storks.Saved by the Swamp--How a Swamp Can ``Soak Up'' the Effects of a Tropical Storm.Hand in Hand--Fossils, Coal.

From Our Editors

Golly 'gators, it's a complex ecosystem. But young readers won't be swamped with incomprehensible data during this amazingly accessible walk through a small square of wetlands, filled with exotic wildlife. 48 full-color illus.