Survival of the Fittest: Extreme Adaptations
Louise A Spilsbury
(Gareth Stevens Publishing, Jan. 1, 2015)
Over time, the traits and actions that are best suited to prolonging animals lives in a place are passed down, making them just normal parts of life. Migration, hibernation, stripes, and even the shape of a birds beak are all adaptations to the environment an animal lives in. Through a colorful layout and up-close photographs, this volume introduces readers to some of the coolest adaptations in the animal kingdom, including how kangaroos keep cool by licking themselves and letting the moisture evaporate. Sidebars offer extra science content and fascinating facts to keep readers engaged throughout.