Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures On Earth (Animal Science)
Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth (Animal Science)
"Davies’s chatty, funny text and Layton’s colorful illustrations will pull kids
into this fascinating book about survival. . . . Exciting biology for the classroom." — Booklist (starred review)
From the persevering emperor penguins of the South Pole to the brave bacteria inside bubbling volcanoes, from the hardy reptiles of the driest deserts to the squash-proof creatures of the deepest seabeds, animals have adapted to survive in conditions that would kill a human faster than you can say "coffin." Discover how they do it in this amazing natural history book from a celebrated team — and find out who wins the title of the toughest animal of them all.
From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Grade 4-6–We humans are such a bunch of wimps!…we can't live without food, or water, and just a few minutes without air is enough to finish us off. Luckily, not all life is so fragile. So begins Davies's breezy, engaging, and thoroughly informative natural history of some of the most tenacious survivors on the planet. There is life everywhere on Earth, even in the bubbling volcano, the driest desert, the polar wastelands, and much of...