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Books > Children's & Educational > Science > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > General

Chirping Crickets (Paperback): Melvin Berger, Eileen Spinelli Chirping Crickets (Paperback)
Melvin Berger, Eileen Spinelli; Illustrated by Megan Lloyd
R144 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R26 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Chirp! Chirp! Chirp!

That's the sound crickets make. You've probably heard them chirp on a summer evening. But did you know that they make their chirping sounds by rubbing their wings together, and that only male crickets can chirp?

Inside this book you'll learn about crickets, and even how to tell the temperature by counting a cricket's chirps.

Melvin Berger and Megan Lloyd have created a wonderful introduction to a fascinating insect: the cricket.

Chirrrp, chirrrp, chirrrpthats the sound of crickets on a summer evening. A male cricket makes this sound by rubbing his legs against a bumpy vein on his wing. Find out more about crickets, including how they hear with their knees, in this stunningly illustrated introduction to the cricket.

Why Do Horses Neigh? - Level 3 (Paperback): Joan Holub Why Do Horses Neigh? - Level 3 (Paperback)
Joan Holub
R120 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R22 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Do you love horses? If you do, you're not alone. There's so much to know about these amazing animals. Why do horses neigh? What are baby and adult horses called? How do horses communicate? Beginning readers can find out the answers to these questions-and many more-in this lively, fact-filled introduction to these popular animals. Filled with colorful illustrations and dynamic color photos of real horses, this is a perfect selection for any young horse lover.

Illustrated by Anna DiVito.

From Tadpole to Frog (Hardcover): Sally Morgan From Tadpole to Frog (Hardcover)
Sally Morgan
R317 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R56 (18%) Out of stock

Once an animal is born or a seed is hatched, it begins an incredible journey that will see it change size, shape, and even colour. This series introduces children to different life cycles, and covers pollination, metamorphosis and the food chain. This title shows the growth of a tadpole into a frog

Chameleons Are Cool (Paperback, Reissue): Martin Jenkins Chameleons Are Cool (Paperback, Reissue)
Martin Jenkins; Illustrated by Sue Shields
R135 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R19 (14%) Out of stock

Their eyes may be big and bulgy, their noses a little ridiculous and, yes, they are rather grumpy. But chameleons are cool With this informative book children can check out these pocket-sized, swivel-eyed, long-tongued sharp-shooters.

Alligator (Hardcover): Patricia Kendell Alligator (Hardcover)
Patricia Kendell
R189 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R26 (14%) Out of stock

This title looks at the lives of alligators - from their birth to growing up, how they feed, grow, hunt, rest and clean. Photographs show the alligator at every stage of its life and the text allows young readers to understand the alligator's life.;There is also information about the threats that alligators face in the wild and how we can help them to survive in the future.;"In the Wild" is a series of colour-illustrated titles that explore the habitats, lifestyles and habits of animals living in the wild.;Endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund who recommended specialists have read and approved the text. This book should be useful for the study of life cycles at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Science. The text level has been checked by an educational language consultant to ensure that titles in this series are suitable for use in the literacy hour.

Big Blue Whale (Paperback, New ed): Nicola Davies Big Blue Whale (Paperback, New ed)
Nicola Davies; Illustrated by Nick Maland
R135 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R19 (14%) Out of stock

The blue whale is the biggest animal that has ever lived on Earth. This book is a very sensuous exploration of what a blue whale feels, sounds and smells like. There are descriptions and facts about a whale's size, life-span, diet, babies and more.

The Jungle: Big, Bigger, Biggest (Hardcover): Marie Aubinais The Jungle: Big, Bigger, Biggest (Hardcover)
Marie Aubinais; Illustrated by Jean-Francois Martin
R356 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R65 (18%) Out of stock
Rat (Hardcover): Stephen Savage Rat (Hardcover)
Stephen Savage
R295 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R41 (14%) Out of stock

Discover the exciting world of the rat, from inner-city homes to remote rural riverbanks. Follow the rat's life cycle, from the first few hours of a new-born pup to finding a mate. Find out where rats live, what they eat and how to identify their footprints. Learn about the threats facing rats today and why they can become pests. The title includes an animal map, locator map, life cycle summary and "unusual fact" boxes.

Smart Survivorsworld of Discopb (Paperback): Smart Survivorsworld of Discopb (Paperback)
R146 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R13 (9%) Out of stock
Natural World: Koala (Hardcover): Michael Leach Natural World: Koala (Hardcover)
Michael Leach
R320 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R45 (14%) Out of stock

Discover all about these unusual marsupials who rarely leave their homes in the eucalyptus trees. Follow a baby koala as it takes the first steps on its journey through life in the eucalyptus woodlands of Australia. Join the young koala as it peeps out of its mother's pouch to get its first glimpse of the world. Meet some of the other animals that share the koala's woodland habitat. And find out about the threats facing koalas and what is being done to protect them. Includes an animal map, locator map, life cycle summary, 'unusual fact' boxes, topic web and further information.

Rainforests Insects and Spiders (Hardcover): Edward Parker Rainforests Insects and Spiders (Hardcover)
Edward Parker
R320 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R45 (14%) Out of stock

Insects and spiders are the world's most successful animals. They appeared on earth more than 400 million years ago, long before the dinosaurs existed. Today, even though they can be found almost everywhere on earth, tropical rainforests are home to the vast majority of insects and spiders. It is possible that nine out of every ten insects on earth live in these habitats. This book looks at the huge range of insects and spiders that live in the rainforest, and at their homes, food and threats. Beautifully designed, and illustrated with stunning new photographs, its features include special 'links' boxes highlighting the relationships of rainforest insects to those living in other habitats around the world; and 'Rainforest secrets' revealing amazing facts and stories about some extraordinary insects such as exploding ants and jumping spiders.

Minibeasts (Hardcover): Lynn Huggins-Cooper Minibeasts (Hardcover)
Lynn Huggins-Cooper; Illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas, David Burroughs
R320 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R45 (14%) Out of stock

On 7th June 1981 a group of F-16 fighter-bombers from the Israeli Air Force bombed the newly completed French-built Iraqi nuclear reactor at Tuwaitha, south-east of Baghdad. The F-16s dived in low and dropped 2000lb iron bombs and 900lb HE bombs on the main reactor building destroying the reactor, yet leaving only one casualty. Up above six F-15 fighters flew top cover while on the border of Iraq CH-53 Air Rescue helicopters were ready to retrieve any pilots who were shot down. The Iraqi air defences around the reactor were formidable with SA-6 (Gainful), SA-2 and SA-3 anti-aircraft missiles and ZSU-57-2 and ZSU-23-4 radar guided anti-aircraft guns and MIG-21 and MIG-23MF fighter interceptors based at a nearby airfield.

In Search of Lemurs (Hardcover): Joyce A. Powzyk In Search of Lemurs (Hardcover)
Joyce A. Powzyk
R428 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R28 (7%) Out of stock

This is an unusual account of a woman scientist's field expedition in the Ranomafana National Park of Madagascar. Of the 32 types of lemurs known to live on the island, 11 live in the park. On this trip, with guide Talata, the author encounters eight lemurs. The pair also observe an array of exotic birds, a hedgehog, insect-eating bats, city and forest rats. an orb-weaver spider, ring-tailed and broad-striped mongooses, a civet, tree frogs, freshwater crabs, a fossa, giant earthworms, leeches, millipedes, and an aye-aye. The key encounters are handsomely and faithfully illustrated, and the first-person descriptions bring the story to life.

Minibeasts Flies Mosquitoes (Hardcover): Morgan Sally Minibeasts Flies Mosquitoes (Hardcover)
Morgan Sally
R290 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R51 (18%) Out of stock

Minibeasts are the animals that children interact with the most; they can be found almost everywhere and they are an important part of nature's food cycle. The Looking at Minibeasts series examines the lives of minibeasts in detail, from eggs and larvae to fully grown adults, through the use of striking and clear photographs. All of the most common minibeasts are covered in the series, form the humble slug to the beautiful butterfly.

Molluscs - molluses (Paperback, New ed): Joy Richardson Molluscs - molluses (Paperback, New ed)
Joy Richardson
R295 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R41 (14%) Out of stock

Introduces readers to the classification of the living things. Readers learn which key characteristics members of each group have in common, whilst being shown the great variety that exists in our living world. Uses superb full-page photographs and carefully structured text to explore a particular group. Age 7+.

Minibeasts Crabs Crustaceans (Hardcover): Morgan Sally Minibeasts Crabs Crustaceans (Hardcover)
Morgan Sally
R289 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R51 (18%) Out of stock

Minibeasts are the animals that children interact with the most; they can be found almost everywhere and they are an important part of nature's food cycle. The Looking at Minibeasts series examines the lives of minibeasts in detail, from eggs and larvae to fully grown adults, through the use of striking and clear photographs. All of the most common minibeasts are covered in the series, form the humble slug to the beautiful butterfly.

Htg Kitten to Cat (Hardcover): Htg Kitten to Cat (Hardcover)
R317 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R57 (18%) Out of stock

Once an animal is born or a seed is hatched, it begins an incredible journey that will see it change size, shape, and even colour. This series introduces children to different life cycles, and covers pollination, metamorphosis and the food chain. This title covers how a kitten grows into a cat.

Wolves for Kids (Paperback): Tom Wolpert Wolves for Kids (Paperback)
Tom Wolpert
R146 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R13 (9%) Out of stock

This is a story about wolves. The book is part of a series that weaves natural history and life cycle information into an entertaining story for children. Each book provides a foundation on which a child can build a factual, positive image of the animal or species in the story.

Bears for Kids (Paperback): Jeff Poir Bears for Kids (Paperback)
Jeff Poir
R146 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R13 (9%) Out of stock

This is a story about bears. The book is part of a series that weaves natural history and life cycle information into an entertaining story for children. Each book provides a foundation on which a child can build a factual, positive image of the animal or species in the story.

Hawks for Kids (Paperback): Sumner Matteson Hawks for Kids (Paperback)
Sumner Matteson
R146 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R13 (9%) Out of stock

Learn about hawks in this illustrated wildlife book for children.

Bats for Kids (Paperback): Kathryn T Lundberg Bats for Kids (Paperback)
Kathryn T Lundberg
R146 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R13 (9%) Out of stock

This is a story about bats. The book is part of a series that weaves natural history and life cycle information into an entertaining story for children. Each book provides a foundation on which a child can build a factual, positive image of the animal or species in the story.

Clever Camouflagers (Paperback): Anthony D Fredericks Clever Camouflagers (Paperback)
Anthony D Fredericks
R146 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R13 (9%) Out of stock

Tells how twelve animals from around the world change their appearance to avoid predators.

In the Woods: Who's Been Here? (Paperback, 1st Mulberry ed): Lindsay Barrett George In the Woods: Who's Been Here? (Paperback, 1st Mulberry ed)
Lindsay Barrett George; Illustrated by Lindsay Barrett George
R196 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R11 (6%) Out of stock

Cammy and William don't see any wildlife as they walk through the woods, yet there are signs everywhere that animals have been around. Help these young nature lovers Find the clues -- an empty nest, a fallen branch with the bark gnawed off, bleached bones by a cave, and more -- and join in guessing, "Who's been here?"

Wild and Woolly Mammoths (Paperback, Revised): Aliki Wild and Woolly Mammoths (Paperback, Revised)
Aliki
R87 R70 Discovery Miles 700 Save R17 (20%) Out of stock

Did you know...

  • that wooly mammoths were plant eaters?

  • that they lived during the Ice Age, protected by their thick coats and layers of fat?

  • that their bones were used to make shelters, jewelry and even musical instruments?

Follow Aliki back thousands of years, to the time of the wooly mammoths--the ancestors of today's modern elephants. Learn about how they lived, what they ate and how they struggled to survival against their greatest enemy--humans. And find out what the wooly mammoth can teach us about the world we live in today.

Travel back thousands of years to explore the exciting world of woolly mammoths. Learn how they lived, what they ate, and how they struggled to survive against their greatest enemy—humans.
This revised edition includes text revisions and bold new illustrations, which bring new life to this backlist classic.

‘A fascinating glimpse of woolly mammoths and the cave dwellers who hunted them.’ — Starred Review/School Library Journal

Crocodiles and Alligators (Hardcover): Simon Seymour Crocodiles and Alligators (Hardcover)
Simon Seymour
R198 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R39 (20%) Out of stock

Crocodiles and alligators have always been one of humankind's most feared predators. Around since the days of the dinosaurs, they are probably the source of myths about ferocious serpents and man-eating dragons. All tall tales aside, these reptiles remain fascinating creatures. Did you know that crocodiles and alligators eat their food without chewing? Or that they use the sun to regulate their body temperature? Renowned science writer Seymour Simon's accessible text, and full-color photos, provide a stellar introduction to these reptile wonders.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2000--selected by Natn'l Science Tchrs Assoc. & Child. Bk Cncl.

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