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What Is a Primate? (Science of Living Things) [Paperback]

By Bobbie Kalman (Author) & Heather Levigne (Author)
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Item description for What Is a Primate? (Science of Living Things) by Bobbie Kalman & Heather Levigne...

Characteristics of each primate species are explained using simple text and amazing full-color photos and illustrations. From the lemurs of Madagascar to the gentle gorillas of Africa, this book describes the feeding, communication, and complex social structures of these amazing animals.

Publishers Description
The Science of Living Things series helps children understand that they are as connected to trees, rocks, and weather as the animals that live outdoors This important series helps define the basic concept of life and investigates the incredible world of living things. Each book explores a basic scientific concept or animal using:
-- easy-to-understand text
-- clearly labeled diagrams
-- exciting, full-color photographs

While humans are different from monkeys, apes, and lemurs, they are all primates and are similar in many ways. For example, primates make many sounds that humans make, such as sneezes, burps, hiccups, and even laughter What is a Primate? identifies the members of the primate family tree and describes how they are different from each other. This book describes:
-- reproduction, communication, and feeding
-- the complex social structures of primates
-- chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, and gibbons
-- Old and New World monkeys
-- how people are different
-- what is being done to rescue threatened primates from destruction by their human cousins

Citations And Professional Reviews
What Is a Primate? (Science of Living Things) by Bobbie Kalman & Heather Levigne has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Library Journal - 12/01/1999
  • Ingram Children's Advance - 06/01/1999 page 70
  • School Library Journal - 12/01/1999 page 121

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.42" Width: 8.45" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   0.37 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 15, 1999
Publisher   Crabtree Publishing Company
Age  4-8
Edition  New  
ISBN  0865059500  
ISBN13  9780865059504  

Availability  0 units.

More About Bobbie Kalman & Heather Levigne

Bobbie Kalman Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.

Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.

Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.

Bobbie Kalman was born in 1947.

Bobbie Kalman has published or released items in the following series...
  1. ABCs of the Natural World
  2. Alphabasics
  3. Animal Family Adventures
  4. Colonial People
  5. Crabapples
  6. Crabtree Visual Dictionaries
  7. Earth's Endangered Animals (Paperback)
  8. Historic Communities (Paperback)
  9. Introducing Habitats
  10. It's Fun to Learn about Baby Animals (Paperback)
  11. Lands, Peoples, & Cultures (Paperback)
  12. Life Cycle of A...(Paperback)
  13. Life in the Old West
  14. Native Nations of North America (Paperback)
  15. Nature's Changes
  16. Science of Living Things (Paperback)
  17. Sports in Action (Paperback)
  18. Spotlight on My Country
  19. Vehicles on the Move

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Apes & Monkeys > Nonfiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Zoology
5Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8

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