One Million Things: Animal Life, 1st Edition

  • Richard Walker University of Calgary
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  • ISBN-10: 0756663563
  • ISBN-13: 9780756663568
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released January 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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About

Overview

One Million Things awed young readers with stunning photography of one million things. One MILLION things, right between the covers of a book! Rather than stringing together multiple photos of objects, One Million Things features sweeping single-shots that encompass a multitude of objects, making for a seamless and striking presentation Now, One Million Things: Animal Life uses the One Million Things format to chronicles the lives of animals around the globe.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Title Page.
Contents.
1: Diversity.
2: Life.
3: Animal Kingdom.
4: Classification.
5: Invertebrates.
6: Vertebrates.
7: Skeletons.
8: Symmetry.
9: Life Spans.
10: Mammals.
11: Birds.
12: Reptiles.
13: Amphibians.
14: Fish.
15: Echinoderms.
16: Crustaceans.
17: Arachnids.
18: Insects.
19: Mollusks.
20: Worms.
21: Sponges, Jellies, and Corals.
22: Ancient Animals.
23: On the Brink.
24: Life Skills.
25: Respiration.
26: Feeding.
27: Movement.
28: Speed.
29: Maintenance.
30: Senses.
31: Vision.
32: Hearing.
33: Smell and Taste.
34: Communication.
35: Defenses.
36: Camouflage.
37: Warnings.
38: Competition.
39: Instinct.
40: Learning.
41: Male and Female.
42: Courtship.
43: Eggs.
44: Life Histories.
45: Parental Care.
46: Lifestyles.
47: Habitats.
48: Homes.
49: In the Dark.
50: Ecosystems.
51: Food Webs.
52: Time Out.
53: Migration.
54: Life in the Extreme.
55: Partnerships.
56: Colonies.
57: Parasites.
58: Alien Species.
59: New Varieties.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard Walker

Richard Walker completed his Ph.D. in animal physiology at Michigan State University in 1975 and immediately accepted a faculty position at the University of Calgary in the Department of Biological Sciences, where he remains an active faculty member. While in graduate school, Richard developed a keen interest in environmental physiology and the effects of pollutants on aquatic animals. He has had the privilege of working with some of Canada’s leading environmental physiologists and has published journal articles on aluminum toxicity in brook trout. Richard loves to teach and has received several teaching excellence awards from the Students Union and from the Faculty of Science. He lectures in courses in introductory animal biology, comparative animal physiology, and human physiology and is in charge of the laboratory teaching in physiology.