Exploring the World of Eagles by Tracy C. Read
  

Exploring the World of Eagles

Written by Tracy C. Read
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Synopsis

Exploring the World of Eagles by Tracy C. Read

Only two kinds of eagles live in North America, the bald eagle and the golden eagle. These majestic birds belong to the same family and share many physical traits and behaviors, but there are also important differences between them. In this fully illustrated introduction, young readers will discover why the bald eagle lives along the coastlines of oceans, lakes and rivers while the golden eagle prefers mountainous regions, prairies and plains. They'll learn about the impressive nest-building skills of these two raptors and their courtship displays, mating patterns and fierce hunting styles. Full-colour photographs provide close-ups and action shots of these aerial performers, while the engaging text, sidebars and captions offer insights into the life history of two of the world's most powerful winged predators.

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The writing is lean and might appeal to reluctant readers dogged by report assignments.--S. McClendon, Friends School of Atlanta, Decatur, GA School Library Journal (04/01/2011) This series has a different approach than typical animal books and goes beyond a basic introduction. Recommended.--Marilyn Teicher, Library Media Specialist, PS 86 Bronx, NY Library Media Connection (05/01/2011) A very clear and informative book...This series has a different approach than typical animal books and goes beyond a basic introduction. The books provide the reader with another perspective and focus on different forms of survival tactics. Diagrams of the animals are presented describing different body parts and their functions. Another chapter discusses the natural talents of the animal. This information is presented in an engaging voice and the pictures include many close-ups of the animals, their habitats and interactions. An extensive index is included. Recommended.--Marilyn Teicher, Library Media Specialist, PS 86 B Library Media Connection (05/01/2011) Each book examines the featured animal's anatomy, senses, mating and family behaviors, communication, diet and distribution.... [Eagles] focuses on bald eagles and golden eagles, aerial fights, molting, binocular vision, monogamy, nest construction, DDT and the birds

-page photos for the most part. Facts and supporting photos are displayed as overlays in bubbles. Pages are glossy and visually rich.... The writing is lean and might appeal to reluctant readers dogged by report assignments.--S. McClendon, Friends School of Atlanta, Decatur, School Library Journal (04/01/2011)

About the Author

Tracy C. Read is an editor and writer who has a special interest in nature and the environment.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
24 pages

Author

Tracy C. Read
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Publisher

Firefly Books Ltd

Publication date

21st October 2010

ISBN

9781554076567

Publisher Profile

Firefly Books Ltd is an imprint of Firefly Press Ltd

logo Firefly Press is a new children's and YA publisher based in Wales that publishes quality fiction for 5-19 years olds.

Publisher's Website

www.fireflypress.co.uk


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