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Strange New Species: Astonishing Discoveries of Life on Earth.

STRANGE NEW SPECIES: Astonishing Discoveries of Life on Earth ELIN KELSEY

Though most of the world's animals are known, scientists continue to discover new and exotic species. This book reveals how those discoveries are made by researchers using advanced techniques of genetic analysis, remote-operated vehicles and cameras, and good old-fashioned luck. Readers follow scientists as they explore mountainous South America, tropical Vietnam, the deep sea, and even Mars in the search for new organisms. This well-illustrated book details strange creatures, including a new underwater moss, a human-size fish, and the world's smallest lizard. This guide also explains the scientific process of identifying and preserving species, and discusses the possibility of cloning extinct animals. Aimed at readers ages 9-12, this guide is sure to inspire some children to investigate the animals in their own backyards. Maple Tree Press, 2005, 96 p., color photos, paperback, $24.95.
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Date:Dec 3, 2005
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