Apex Predators: The World’s Deadliest Hunters, Past and Present

By: Steve Jenkins

Introducing apex predators—the animals that are at the top of their food chains and have no natural enemies. Bibliography. Web-site suggestions. Full-color illustrations done in torn- and cut-paper collage.

ISBN: 9780544671607

JLG Release: Aug 2017


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Topics: Predatory animals , Predation (biology) , Animal behavior and characteristics , Prehistoric animals , Extinct animals

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By definition, apex predators are the biggest and the “baddest,” the rulers of their ecosystem. Jenkins provides a thrilling overview of these top hunters, from prehistory to the present day, in this illustrated collection that concludes with an “Apex Predator Face-Off.” The parade begins with currently existing animals and By definition, apex predators are the biggest and the “baddest,” the rulers of their ecosystem. Jenkins provides a thrilling overview of these top hunters, from prehistory to the present day, in this illustrated collection that concludes with an “Apex Predator Face-Off.” The parade begins with currently existing animals and continues backward, in huge leaps through land, sea, and air, from 11,000 years ago to more than 500 million. Extinct players include the T. rex, which could bite off 500 pounds of flesh at once, and the tylosaurus, a 50-foot marine reptile that ate whatever dared to venture into its waters, including other dinosaurs. Jenkins covers contemporary creatures, such as the agile fossa of Madagascar, the giant freshwater ray of Southeast Asia, and the great white shark. His signature illustrations deftly portray the power and movement of the animals featured. Scale drawings that compare each subject to a human only further the terror. The final spread matches up extinct and still-living challengers—the extinct beast wins every time. However, Jenkins has one last trick up his sleeve: the deadliest predator ever is indeed just regular old humans. VERDICT Jenkins has done it again—all nonfiction collections will want this title.—Dorcas Hand, formerly at Annunciation Orthodox School, Houston, TX

Book Details

ISBN

9780544671607

First Release

August 2017

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

9" x 11"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 1020L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

Predatory animals, Predation (biology), Animal behavior and characteristics, Prehistoric animals, Extinct animals,

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