Synopses & Reviews
Young readers everywhere are fascinated by raptors - by their powerful talons (similar to dinosaurs'), their astonishing eyesight (ten times sharper than ours), and their awesome speed in flight. Raptor! invites children into this wild world with a lively text enhanced by more than 100 full-color images by nature photographer Tom Vexo. Kids are encouraged to explore the mysteries of flight, raptor hunting strategies, and behavior - and to learn how to locate raptors in the wild. Flight silhouettes, range maps, real-life stories of individual birds, and more will satisfy the most voracious raptor enthusiast.
"...a friendly, large guide to enjoying raptors in North America." - Morning News (KidsDay section), Dallas TX
"Bold, bright colors and awe-inspiring photography make this book come alive for young readers." - Library Media Connection, Worthington OH
"Kids any age will enjoy this book." - Union Tribune, San Diego CA
"This large-format book provides a fine overview of North American raptors..." - Booklist
"Charts, intriguing tidbits of trivia, and hands-on projects add interest and help readers understand these amazing creatures." - School Library Journal
Young readers are fascinated by raptors--vultures, owls, eagles and hawks. This new volume introduces them to this wild world with lively text and over 100 images. Photos & illustrations.
About the Author
Christyna Laubach is a high school science teacher and science/health department chair in Western Massachusetts. She and her husband Rene live in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts.Rene Laubach has served as Director of the Massachusetts Audubon Society's Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries since 1985. He and his wife Christyna live in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts.A former horticulturalist with White Flower Farm, Charles W. G. Smith was also an instructor of vocational agriculture. He has written about gardening and environmental issues for over a decade. He is the author of Storey's The Big Book of Gardening Secrets, and also has written Nature Walks in the Berkshire Hills from first-hand knowledge gathered right outside his own front door--he lives in a log cabin in the western Berkshire region of Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
One - Raptors in Focus
Two - Close-up & Personal
Three - Watching the Watchers
Four - Life Among Raptors
Five - The Night Shift
Six - Raptor Aid
Seven - Projects
Glossary Resources Index