By Kendall Haven

The sounds of an anaconda slithering alongside the steamy jungle flooring looking for prey; a lion's breath rippling in the course of the dry savannah grass because it crouches, ready to spring; the frantic thrashing of a seal pup's tail because it recoils from the vicious assault of a tiger shark-these are a part of the common drama of the animal international and day-by-day occasions while lethal predators come nose to nose with their prey. This publication comprises 15 intriguing stories which are full of actual medical info. scholars will thrill to the dramatic, spine-tingling debts of traditional predators within the wild. As they learn the tales, they're going to know about some of the world's ecosystems from tropical rain forests to the Arctic tundra, from African watering holes to the Pacific reef, from Siberian forests to the Midwest prairie. each one tale is by way of feedback for study and different actions. References on predators and ecosystems also are indexed.

Show description

Read or Download Close Encounters with Deadly Dangers: Riveting Reads and Classroom Ideas PDF

Similar science & technology books

Pioneers in mathematics, 1800 to 1900, Foundations of mathematics

Through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, mathematicians constructed a wealth of latest rules yet had now not rigorously hired actual definitions, proofs, or tactics to rfile and enforce them. in spite of the fact that, within the early nineteenth century, mathematicians started to realize the necessity to accurately outline their phrases, to logically turn out even visible rules, and to exploit rigorous equipment of manipulation.

Learning Science Teaching

"Bishop and Denley in studying technological know-how instructing have concentrated as a lot on reliable pedagogy as at the peculiarities of technology instructing. it really is consequently that their booklet could be of price not just to trainees in schooling, but additionally to more than a few pros operating in faculties, larger schooling and, specifically, to these answerable for making plans and offering CPD.

Activities Linking Science With Math, K-4 (PB236X)

Technology doesn't exist in a vacuum and, for that reason, will not be taught that method. In that spirit, actions Linking technology with arithmetic, K-4 is a hands-on advisor for preservice and inservice ordinary university lecturers who are looking to attach technology guideline with different components of analysis together with visible arts, social sciences, language arts, and particularly math.

Computer Game Designer (Virtual Apprentice)

Chapters contain: - prepare for motion- online game fashion designer at the task- The High-Speed Evolution of digital video games- video game clothier in education- The avid gamers Who carry video games to existence- young ones Ask, video game Designers resolution- digital Apprentice: online game dressmaker for an afternoon. each one obtainable booklet comprises: - A behind-the-scenes examine the featured undefined- Profiles of operating execs that supply an within peek at what they do- fact payment sidebars to aid readers make a decision if this is often the task for them- discover extra and try it out sidebars for extra examine- an afternoon within the existence job checklist that information a customary day at the task- Q&As among real-life youngsters and professionals- A count number Me In magazine function for readers to trace their actions.

Extra resources for Close Encounters with Deadly Dangers: Riveting Reads and Classroom Ideas

Example text

Dolphins use a similar sonar system for detecting nearby objects, as do submarines. The pattern of returning pings describes a large, soft, moving mass, perhaps a tight-packed school of fish. To the mother whale, the pings describe dinner. Page 8 The giant squid senses the impending collision, the impact, before the mother whale. With high-pressure jet siphons it spins in a tight circle, its arrow-shaped tail to the rear, deadly arms and beak to the attack. Before the sperm whale can open her jaw and roll slightly into feeding position, the immense bodies collide, she speeding downward at 18 miles an hour, the squid racing up at 20.

More territorial than most sharks, the tiger often lays claim to a reef for the whole winter, becoming a true nomad only in the summer. By current estimates there are over a billion sharks in the world, divided among over 300 species. They range from the smallest dwarf shark, at six inches in length, to the whale shark, at over 50 feet. Sharks have swum the seas since before the earliest dinosaur set foot on land. Only a dozen species of shark are truly dangerous to man. The great white shark is the most famous and accounts for more attacks on humans than any other.

See your librarian for additional titles available at your local library. Arnold, Caroline. Watch Out for Sharks! New York: Clarion Books, 1991. Barrett, Norman. Sharks. New York: Franklin Watts, 1989. Berger, Gilda. Sharks. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1987. Blassingame, Wyatt. Wonders of Sharks. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1984. Blumberg, Rhoda. Sharks. New York: Franklin Watts, 1976. Budker, Paul. The Life of Sharks. New York: Columbia University Press, 1971. Bunting, Eve. The Sea World Book of Sharks.

Download PDF sample

Close Encounters with Deadly Dangers: Riveting Reads and by Kendall Haven
Rated 4.92 of 5 – based on 4 votes