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Jellyfish: A Natural History

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Sharks, snakes, jellyfish and more—these creatures are among the most threatening—and interesting—in the world! This book isn’t really about 50 jellyfish as advertised on the back: it rather is a monograph on 5 subjects: jellyfish anatomy, life history, taxonomy and evolution, ecology and finally the impact of humanity on jellyfish. Packed with stunning photographs, this book examines the anatomy, taxonomy, behaviour, ecology and lifecycles of these incredible creatures and profiles of fifty of the most notable and intriguing – from the tiny Immortal Jellyfish to the enormous Nomura's Giant Jellyfish. The book also covers where jellyfish are found and the different types of jellyfish, including those that can be deadly and those that are harmless.

Details the wide varieties of jellies and their habitats and habits, as well as how jellyfish blooms are becoming increasingly problematic and exacerbated because of climate change, ocean acidification, pollution, development, fishing, trawling, invasive species, etc etc. Whether you’re studying the ocean or just planning a trip there, your kids will love these jellyfish books for preschoolers! Jellyfish Feels Jealous is a picture book that helps young children discuss their feelings and build positive relationships.How silence can say more than noise, or a person's absence can occupy even more space than their presence did.

This new collection by Ness Owen feels like one of those, with childhood memory, family, the politics of language, sense of place and an urgent environmental concern beyond human boundaries interwoven and embodied by the sight of that most liminal thing, a stranded jellyfish. Some species of jellyfish are bioluminescent, which means they can create their own light and glow in the dark. In many places they are also vastly increasing in number, and these population blooms may be an ominous indicator of the rising temperatures and toxicity of the world’s oceans. While jellyfish do not have a brain, they do have a nervous system that allows them to detect light, odor, and other stimuli. Through humorous and engaging illustrations, this book teaches young readers the value of self-acceptance and celebrates the beauty of being different.

Fifty unique species, from stalked jellyfish to black sea nettles, are presented in stunning color photographs along with the most current scientific information on their anatomy, history, distribution, position in the water, and environmental status. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Readers will learn about immortal jellyfish who live and die and live again as well as those who camouflage themselves amid sea grasses and shells, hiding in plain sight. This informative book is aligned with Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards, making it a valuable resource for both educators and parents. Through engaging text, readers will discover the many species of jellyfish and their remarkable abilities, gaining a newfound appreciation for these seemingly simple creatures.

Aging has biology (we see who is old and who is young), and this biology drives diseases (Alzheimer's, cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, etc. Sign up to hear about the latest books, brilliant competitions, fun activities, brand new resources for teachers and events happening near you as well as the latest World Book Day news and how you can celebrate reading all year round. I feel like this book gives me real inspiration for alien species, because they themselves feel so alien to me. After writing 14 children’s books about art appreciation, I decided to try my hand at children’s poetry.With information about fasting diets, antioxidant supplements (on average people who take them die earlier, who knew ?

The novel addresses the heavy topic of caring for one’s aging parent, who is in the throes of dementia. Join Jeremiah Jellyfish as he swims away from his shoal and finds himself taking charge of the World’s Biggest Rocket Plane Factory! There really is something to excite every taste because the poet has such skill and technical grasp of form and phraseology. This fantastical journey into the wild and surprising realms of space weaves together astronomy, physics and biology, and is sure to inspire space-obsessed and animal-loving kids everywhere.

There are 3 evolutionary lineages of jellyfish: the medusae and siphonophores; the ctenophores; and the salps and their kin. And while the Fosters will, at times, make you weep, they remarkably are also able to elicit a chuckle in the next breath. For starters, jellyfish have no bones, no heart, and no brain, which might seem strange, but actually makes them incredibly adaptable to their environment.

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