Wetlands

Wetlands

by Peter Benoit

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Overview

How do some wetland plants get their nutrients?

They catch insects using a variety of clever traps

Inside, You'll Find:

How some wetlands help reduce the damage of coastal storms;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and efforts to protect wetlands;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531281000
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: Scholastic True Book Series: Ecosystems
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 829,183
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

1 Nature's Power: What happens when a hurricane strikes land that used to be wetlands? 7

2 Squishy, Slimy, Mucky Wetlands: What are wetlands like? 10

3 It's All About Plants: How do plants define wetlands? 19

Crocs!: Just how big are members of the crocodile family? 24

4 Home, Wet Home: What types of animals make their homes in wetlands? 27

5 Why Wetlands Are Important How do wetlands affect us? 33

6 Saving the Wetlands: What can be done to save the wetlands? 39

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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