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Ecology

Do you know the length of an otter’s lifetime? Or a giant sequoia tree? Journey through time in this book filled with facts, realistic images, and land upon a beautifully simple message.

When Fox declares that mole must move her hill, mole comes up with a plan to evade the move.

Night falls in the forest and it’s time to go to sleep. But first, a child explores their senses through their five favorite animals.

Once there was a tree and now only the stump remains. But who owns that stump? From the large, lumbering bear that uses it to sharpen his claws, to the tiny ants that make it their home, the stump belongs to everyone.

Different ways that seeds are spread in the wild.

Use your imagination as you turn into a snail, exploring a huge garden full of wonderful vegetables, and other mysterious sights.

All about the Earth’s different habitats and ecosystems. The main part of the book is written in simple, rhyming prose, and each page contains additional facts and details for older students.

From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions.
Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter landscape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, Heinrich’s Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter’s harsh, cruel exigencies.