Item description for Magnificent Mammals (Marvels of Creation) by Buddy Davis & Kay Davis...
Overview This interesting and educational book gives profiles on 30 fascinating creatures. With beautiful full-color photographs and interesting descriptions highlighting the design features of each animal, this book is perfect for any home or school library.
Publishers Description Full-color, hardcover books chock-full of great information about animals, from black bear to bass. Buddy and Kay Davis, through their love of nature, have written books perfect for Christian education, or just recreational reading.
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Studio: Master Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 8.16" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Mar 27, 2006
Publisher New Leaf Press/Master Books
Grade Level Middle School
Series Marvels Of Creation
ISBN 0890514569 ISBN13 9780890514566
Availability 0 units.
More About Buddy Davis & Kay Davis
Buddy Davis is a full-time "paleo-artist" specializing in building life-size dinosaur sculptures. His work is recognized internationally and has been cited in many printed articles and national television. He has traveled extensively doing paleontological and archaeological research on expeditions around the world. Along with his wife, kay, he conducts seminars for the creation ministry, A nswers in Genesis, particularly children's workshops.
Buddy Davis currently resides in the state of Kentucky.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Magnificent Mammals (Marvels of Creation)?
Fiction shelved with Fact .... Oops! Aug 23, 2007
If you're looking for a non-fiction book about mammals, this is not for you. Although this title is classified as juvenile literature (non-fiction), it belongs on a religion shelf beside stories about Noah and Adam & Eve. From a scientific perspective, it's a bit scary and provides a disservice to American youth interested in pure science.
Nice Book from a Creation Viewpoint Jul 21, 2007
This is a wonderful book that surveys thirty different mammals. Each page spread includes a quality photo of the animal being discussed, as well as a box containing some basic information (classification, size, life span), a special (Creationism) design feature, and an interesting fact about the animal. The introduction includes a brief discussion of some problems with evolutionary theory, and observations of how specific animals show intelligent design, however these observations are included throughout the book for each animal covered.
The main text of each page flows nicely, making the pages a little more readable than the typical fact book. In looking at each animal, it is not always as clear what region of the world the animals come from, however most of the animals are easily recognizable (for adults or older children). The book is not indexed, but the table of contents is sufficient for finding the animals you wish to read about. There is also a neat little appendix with footprint sketches of some of the animals, a glossary of animal-related terms used in the book, and a bibiliography.
Although I like Pocket Factfiles: Mammals better for variety, I appreciate the Creation viewpoint of this book, and the steady reflection of animals as products of intelligent (and very creative!) design. Because it has less detail than other animal fact books, I would use this book with younger (elementary/middle grade)children, those looking particularly for a Creation perspective, or someone with a particular interest in animals.