Hidden wildlife : how animals hide in plain sight / Jim Arnosky
Book | Sterling Children's Books | 2017

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Description
31 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Note
Some pages fold out.
Summary
"Animals know that in order to survive, they must stay hidden--and, fortunately, nature helps them by providing coloration that camouflages them in their habitat. Award-winning author and illustrator Jim Arnosky looks at this most artful and beautiful aspect of animal life, from the dappled spots on a fawn and the leaf-like markings on a Copperhead snake to the white fur of the snowshoe hare in winter and the changing colors of the octopus. Featuring five large gatefolds, this stunning book covers a wide variety of mammals, birds, insects, and sea creatures, and also offers kids advice on becoming better at spying animals out in the wild. "-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 31).
Contents
Snake colors and shapes -- Reptile camouflage -- Feather patterns and colors -- Bird camouflage -- Color plus sunlight and shade -- Camouflage in marine animals -- Insect camouflage -- Vanishing in the forest -- Mammal camouflage -- Seasonal color changes -- Artful nature -- Author's note -- More about animal camouflage.
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ISBN
9781454920977 (hardback)
1454920971 (hardback)
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