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How Do Birds Find Their Way? (Let's Read-And-Find-Out Science (Pb)) Hardcover – February 1, 1996
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From School Library Journal
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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As with most of the books in this series, it opens with a story-line to which kids can easily relate, like watching birds go from tree to tree. Beautiful illustrations which also label the birds will assist children in beginning to identify birds.
Children are introduced to vocabulary such as:
Children will learn about a widely held past theory about why birds seemed to "disappear" in the winter. They will discover a few leading theories as to how birds currently "find their way," including directional navigation (North, East, West, South) and the possible use of the Earth's magnetic field.
There is a wonderful chart at the end of the book which illustrates the various heights at which birds and aircraft fly.
This book is sure to delight, and educate.
... anyway, this book does a good job explaining what we do know, and how scientists track birds, and what experiments scientists have done to test birds' abilities. The illustrations are realistic, the birds are recognizable, and it's a visually pretty book.
I always love this Let's-Read-And-Find-Out series of books because they offer one or more hands-on science experiments kids can do to follow up on the topic. Of course, when the topic is live birds, there is going to be less of this. Still, something with a magnetic compass might have been appropriate, or a way to become part of the annual backyard bird count in America.
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