This book provides a fascinating investigation into one of the world's most ancient and deadly reptiles: the crocodile. Find out how crocodiles and alligators work, their different shapes and sizes, their teeth, senses and behaviour patterns, how they feed, hunt and breed. It is packed with over 200 stunning colour photographs from renowned wildlife photographers. Detailed cross-sections and diagrams reveal the complex inner working of a crocodilian's body. It is a lively and accessible reference, ideal for home and school use for 8 to 12 year-olds. It is a winner of the Key Stage 2 non-fiction category of the English Associations 4-11 awards for the best children's illustrated book. "Nature Watch: Crocodiles" investigates every aspect of crocodilian life, and the differences between alligators, gharials, crocodiles and caimans. It reveals the gentle, nurturing side of crocodilian nature, as well as their lethal hunting skills. Focus features zoom in on detailed aspects of crocodilian life, such as alligators mating or Nile crocodiles attacking prey. Myth boxes explore popular stories about crocodilians from all over the world and Did You Know? highlights provide quirky facts to amuse and amaze friends and family.
With over 200 colour illustrations from top wildlife photographers, this is the perfect book to inspire 8 to 12 year-olds for school projects, home study, or just to learn for fun.
This is Book 4 in the Nature Watch Series. See all Nature Watch books here.
Barbara Taylor studied Environmental Sciences at Southampton University before becoming a science writer for exhibitions at London's Natural History Museum. Since then she has written more than 120 children's books on science, natural history and geography. An award-winning author, her acclaimed titles include Eyewitness Arctic and Antarctic (DK), Apes and MMore about Barbara Taylor