Encyclopedia of Animals

Encyclopedia of Animals

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Item #: 014569
ISBN: 9780756619725
Grades: 2-8

Product Description:

Although most Dorling-Kindersley books are known for their gorgeous photography and eye-catching layouts, this encyclopedia is downright amazing. It is packed to the gills with close-up photos of mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians, with plenty of fascinating details on every one. The first part of the book presents general animal topics, including classification, senses, communication, camouflage, birth and growth, habitats, ecology and much more. The second part of the book, which is the largest portion, presents over 2,000 animal species, organized alphabetically by common name. I love this aspect, as it makes it very easy for children to look up the animals they are familiar with, whether they are dogs or penguins. A variety of species for that general name are presented within, so children can see the diversity that exists within each animal group. Most topics and animals are given a two-page spread which features a mix of general text, captioned full-color photos and illustrations, and often a striking, full-page photo of the animal as well. Fact boxes scattered throughout offer a succinct list of information on animal family, habitat, distribution, food, and approximate size for each group of animals. Although enjoyable purely for browsing, an index and glossary are also included. This "feast for the eyes" could easily capture the attention of your resident animal-lover for hours! 376 pgs, pb. Jess

Category Description for Elemental Science:

If you prefer your science "outside the textbook" then you'll want to look at Elemental Science. Designed as a Classical science program "loosely based on the ideas for classical science education that are laid out in The Well-Trained Mind," this one may also appeal to Charlotte Mason home educators. The program itself provides a framework of science study while your science "text" and experiments are found in a selection of quality resource books including DK, Usborne, Kingfisher and Janice VanCleave


Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.


Category Description for Biology for the Grammar Stage (Gr. 1-2):

Although we have added several new science programs over the past two years, Elemental Science offers some very unique features and will likely appeal to both Classical and Charlotte Mason home educators. The main difference? The program basically provides a framework of study and lesson plans while your science "text" and experiments are found in a selection of excellent, high-interest resources including DK, Usborne, and Kingfisher


Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
2
Grade End
8
ISBN
9780756619725
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
376
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Ages
9 to 12
Audience
Juvenile
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Dorling Kindersley
Weight
3.25 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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We will be learning zoology for a semester and this book would be good along with some of the resources I've located in the internet
Dekota B on Jul 26, 2018
Required/recommended for our science program
Stephanie H on Apr 12, 2017
We will be learning zoology for a semester and this book would be good along with some of the resources I've located in the internet
Dekota B on Jul 26, 2018
well trained mind recommendation
Welton S on Jun 19, 2018
Required/recommended for our science program
Stephanie H on Apr 12, 2017
well trained mind recommendation
Welton S on Jun 19, 2018
Is there evolution content in this?
User on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Although it is almost impossible to keep evolution from science as it relates to living organisms. In my opinion
I do not find evolution content in this publication. It is a pictorial account, classification and description of how living things are currently.
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