National Geographic Readers: Sharks!

Author: Anne Schreiber

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426312962

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1031


He’s quick. He’s silent. He has five rows of deadly teeth. Chomp! Meet the shark—the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth! This fish has soft cartilage so he can glide, twist, and turn before his prey can say "gulp!" He can smell a single drop of blood in 25 million drops of ocean. He can feel electricity given off by his prey. He will lose and replace more than 10,000 teeth in his lifetime. Cool photos bring kids into the shark’s world. Fun facts go deep into the shark’s scary science.

Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

A 4D Book

Author: Jody S. Rake

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1977101550

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3316


"Oceanic whitetip sharks are unique for their long, whitetipped fins and their fierce hunting skills. Find out what makes this shark such a bold predator. Download the Capston 4D app to access a variety of bonus content."--

National Geographic Readers: Deadliest Animals

Author: Melissa Stewart

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 1426309899

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6767


Did you know that a tiny golf ball-sized creature called the blue-ringed octopus contains enough venom to kill 26 adult humans? Or why the Sydney funnel web spider is one of the most dangerous creatures in the world? In this Level 3 book, kids will be fascinated by 12 species that you hope you'll never come across! Sharks, snakes, jellyfish and more—these creatures are among the most threatening—and interesting—in the world! National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit for more information. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nat Geo Amazing!

100 People, Places, and Things That Will Wow You

Author: Melina Gerosa Bellows

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206498

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 8349


Presents a hundred curiosities from the pages of "National Geographic" and its related television programs, including wonders from nature and science, notable facts from history, the ways of different cultures, and daring adventures.

Environmentalism in the Realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Author: Chris Baratta

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443835420

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 190

View: 4387


The collection of essays titled Environmentalism in the Realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature discusses the environmental and ecocritical themes found in works of science-fiction and fantasy literature. It focuses on an analysis of important literary works in these genres to yield an understanding of how they address the environmental issues we are facing today. Organized into four sections titled “Industrial Dilemmas,” “The Natural World, Community, and the Self,” “Materialism, Capitalism, and Environmentalism,” and “Dystopian Futures,” the essays included also investigate the solutions that these works present to ensure the sustainability of our natural world and, in turn, the sustainability of humanity. This collection will appeal to a broad range of scholars, including those who focus their studies on one of, or all of, the following fields: Ecocriticism, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, and Environmentalism in Literature. The essays investigate the myriad ways that science fiction and fantasy literature address environmental concerns, with a focus on the detrimental effects – on humanity, on society – of environmental destruction. With topics ranging from the dangers of industrial progress to the connection between environmental degradation and the destruction of the individual, to environmental dangers posed by capitalistic societies to ignored warnings of ecological crises, the essays each tactfully analyze the relationship between the environmental themes in literature and how readers and scholars can learn from the irresponsible treatment of the environment, while also considering solutions to this crisis that are found in science fiction and fantasy literature.