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A Strange Place to Call Home

A Strange Place to Call Home

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Under the desert’s cracked and barren skin, spadefoot toads are waiting for rain. In the endless black of the deepest caves, blind fish find their way. Even in the frozen hearts of glaciers, ice worms by the billion flourish. In this fascinating look at fourteen animals who defy the odds by thriving in Earth’s most dangerous places, renowned poet Marilyn Singer and celebrated artist Ed Young show that of all the miracles of life, it is life’s persistence that astounds the most.
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Under the desert’s cracked and barren skin, spadefoot toads are waiting for rain. In the endless black of the deepest caves, blind fish find their way. Even in the frozen hearts of glaciers, ice worms by the billion flourish. In this fascinating look at fourteen animals who defy the odds by thriving in Earth’s most dangerous places, renowned poet Marilyn Singer and celebrated artist Ed Young show that of all the miracles of life, it is life’s persistence that astounds the most.

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THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS HABITATS& THE ANIMALS THAT CALL THEM HOMEMARILYN SINGER
 
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ED YOUNG
 
To Steve Coyle and Maryrose Hightower-Coyle —M. S.To the lesson we may yet learn rom the adaptabilities o the animal kingdom —E. Y.Special thanks to:Felicity Arengo (American Museum o Natural History), Steve Aronson, Brenda Bowen, John Hare (www.wildcamels.com), Zack Lemann (Audubon Insectarium),Mark Myers (Woodland Park Zoo), Kenneth Nickerson (School o Biological Sciences,University o Nebraska—Lincoln), Louis Sorkin (American Museum o NaturalHistory), Paul Sweet (American Museum o Natural History), and to my wonderuleditor, Melissa Manlove, and the crew at Chronicle.Text © 2012 by Marilyn Singer.Illustrations © 2012 by Ed Young. All rights reserved. No part o this book may be reproduced in any orm without written permission rom the publisher.Library o Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data available.ISBN 978-1-4521-0120-0Design by Sara Gillingham.Typeset in Populaire and Chronicle Text.The illustrations in this book were rendered in collage.Manuactured in China.10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1Chronicle Books LLC680 Second Street, San Francisco, Caliornia 94107 www.chroniclekids.com
Risky Places
Where would you rather live—in a lush orest where thereis a lot o ood and water and where it’s always warm, or ina barren desert where there’s little water and the daytimetemperature is oten above 100 degrees F? Would you preera home on a tropical ree teeming with lie or inside a glacier where it’s reezing?It’s true that large numbers o diverse animal speciesinhabit rainorests and coral rees, where the temperatureis just right and there’s plenty to eat and drink. However,because so many creatures live in these habitats, competi-tion or ood and space is erce and reuge rom predatorscan be tough to nd.Extreme environments such as deserts, glaciers, saltlakes, and pools o oil may not seem appealing, yet in theseplaces, there is oten less competition and more saety rompredators. So over time, a variety o animals have adaptedto these challenging conditions. This collection o poemscelebrates some o these great adapters and the risky places where they live.

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