Inheritance of Traits: Why Is My Dog Bigger Than Your Dog?

Inheritance of Traits: Why Is My Dog Bigger Than Your Dog?

by Jen Green


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Which dogs are the tallest? How do genes work? What is the connection between dogs and wolves? Each Show Me Science book provides superb coverage of a science topic with an interesting twist. An exciting, real-life application makes the topic fun, accessible, and shows readers why science matters. In Inheritance of Traits: Why Is My Dog Bigger Than Your Dog? readers are taken on a tour of the Ultimate Pet Show. Here they find out all about genes, breeding, the effects of the environment, and how traits can be inherited.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432987541
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Show Me Science
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 167,495
Product dimensions: 10.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Dr Jen Green worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer who has written over 200 books for children, on geography, the environment, history, natural history, and other subjects. Her Heinemann-Raintree title on Sustaining Our Natural Resources was selected in 2011 for the Junior Library Guild's SLJ Curriculum Levels program.

Table of Contents

Welcome to the Show 4

The World of Dogs 6

Ancient Breeds 8

Bred for Speed 10

The Ultimate Pony Show 12

The World of Cats 14

How Do Genes Work? 16

Puppies and Kittens 18

Best in Show 20

Brother and Sister 22

The Odd Puppy Out 24

Champion Sniffers 26

The World's Best-Trained Dog 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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