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Shell, beak, tusk : shared traits and the wonders of adaptation

Author: Bridget Heos
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces how evolution provides common traits for different animals, and the unique ways in which each uses them, from the shelled snail and turtle to the billed duck and platypus.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget Heos
ISBN: 9780544811669 0544811666
OCLC Number: 950724722
Target Audience: Ages 6-9.; K to grade 3.
Description: 31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
Responsibility: by Bridget Heos.

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We think of evolution as a tree with branches that make clear, linear sense - with one animal and its traits clearly derived from one that came before it genetically. But what about animals who share  Read more...
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"A beautiful presentation of a complicated concept, and a great selection for classroom use." -SLJ "Convergent evolution" sounds like a mouthful for elementary-grade kids, but in this beautifully Read more...

 
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