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by Michael Rothman,Madeleine Dunphy

Download At Home with the Gopher Tortoise: The Story of a Keystone Species ePub
  • ISBN 0977753964
  • ISBN13 978-0977753963
  • Language English
  • Author Michael Rothman,Madeleine Dunphy
  • Publisher Web of Life Children's Books (July 29, 2010)
  • Pages 32
  • Formats rtf lrf txt lrf
  • Category Children
  • Subcategory Growing Up and Facts of Life
  • Size ePub 1215 kb
  • Size Fb2 1191 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 345

Named an "Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12" by the National Science Teachers Association and Children's Book Council.At Home with the Gopher Tortoise: The Story of a Keystone Species teaches young readers about the gopher tortoise and the more than 360 different kinds of animals that depend on it for survival. From owls to rabbits, from skunks to scorpions, the gopher tortoise provides creatures with shelter, food, or a place to raise their young. In this fascinating tale of ecological interdependency, glorious illustrations reveal the gopher tortoise's world both below and above ground, showing children how the fate of one species is important to so many others.

The gopher tortoise's habitat is in the longleaf pine and scrub oak forests of the Southeastern United States.

The gopher tortoise's habitat is in the longleaf pine and scrub oak forests of the Southeastern United States. What makes this particular type of tortoise unique is that its' burrows provide shelter/hunting grounds/nesting spots for more than 360 different kinds of animals! Until we read this book, I had no idea what a keystone species was, but this book defined the term clearly for us, . that a keystone species is one upon which other animals depend on for survival.

Illustrated by. Michael Rothman. The Gopher Tortoise, native to the Southeastern United States, is known as a Keystone Species because over 360 other species depend on its burrows for nesting, protection, and sustenance

Illustrated by. The Gopher Tortoise, native to the Southeastern United States, is known as a Keystone Species because over 360 other species depend on its burrows for nesting, protection, and sustenance. It is now listed as Federally Threatened in Louisiana, Mississippi, and western Alabama. I was surprised to learn what a wide variety of birds, insects and mammals is supported by the burrowing habits of the Gopher Tortoise.

Madeleine Dunphy (Goodreads Author), Michael Rothman (Illustrator)

Madeleine Dunphy (Goodreads Author), Michael Rothman (Illustrator). At Home with the Gopher Tortoise: The Story of a Keystone Species teaches young readers about the gopher tortoise and the more than 360 different kinds of animals that depend on it for survival. From owls to rabbits, from skunks to scorpions, the gopher tortoise provides creatures with shelter, food, or a place to raise their young. In this fascinating tale of ecological i At Home with the Gopher Tortoise: The Story of a Keystone Species teaches young readers about the gopher tortoise and the more than 360 different kinds of animals that depend on it for survival.

Madeleine Dunphy, Michael Rothman. In this fascinating tale of ecological interdependency, glorious illustrations reveal the gopher tortoise's world both below and above ground, showing children how the fate of one species is important to so many others.

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Other authors: Michael Rothman. From owls to rabbits to skunks to scorpions, many animals use gopher tortoise burrows for shelter, food, or a place to raise their young. In this fascinating tale of ecological interdependency, children learn that the fate of one species can affect the fate of many.

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Release Date: July 2010. Publisher: Web of Life Children's Books.

At Home with the Gopher Tortoise: The Story of a Keystone Species teaches young readers about the gopher tortoise and the more than 360 different kinds of animals. Release Date: July 2010.

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Gaeuney
This book is chock full of interesting facts, solid science and gorgeous illustrations. I am ordering another copy!
Magis
Visited southwest Florida and was enchanted by the big, gawky land tortoises. This is a great book for all ages to learn more about the tortoise and all the creatures that depend on their long cool tunnels. Great pictures.
Bandiri
My five-and-a-half year old daughter and I were fascinated at the wonderful world of the gopher tortoise, which is covered in this educational book by Madeleine Dunphy. The gopher tortoise's habitat is in the longleaf pine and scrub oak forests of the Southeastern United States. What makes this particular type of tortoise unique is that its' burrows provide shelter/hunting grounds/nesting spots for more than 360 different kinds of animals!

Until we read this book, I had no idea what a keystone species was, but this book defined the term clearly for us, i.e. that a keystone species is one upon which other animals depend on for survival. We learned that skunks use the burrows dug by the gopher tortoise for shelter and hunting; the Florida mouse uses the burrows for nesting and storing food; burrowing owls use them for incubating and sheltering their eggs; and many other species of animals use the burrows for various purposes.

I can see this book being used in the elementary classroom for teaching science. The vivid, full color illustrations nicely complement the fact-based text. The text is well-written, reading more like a narrative than tedious, factual prose, and the language used is appropriate for young readers, i.e. K-upper elementary. Judging by my own young child's reaction to the book, I feel many young readers will be captivated by the vivid and detailed illustrations by Michael Rothman. This is a wonderful, educational resource for school and home libraries.