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Glow : Animals with Their Own Night-Lights
by W. H. Beck


Overview - Why be afraid of the dark when there is so much to see? Whether it's used to hunt, hide, find a friend, or escape an enemy, bioluminescence--the ability to glow--is a unique adaptation in nature. In this fun and fascinating nonfiction picture book, join world-renowned photographers and biologists on their close encounters with the curious creatures that make their own light.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Why be afraid of the dark when there is so much to see? Whether it's used to hunt, hide, find a friend, or escape an enemy, bioluminescence--the ability to glow--is a unique adaptation in nature. In this fun and fascinating nonfiction picture book, join world-renowned photographers and biologists on their close encounters with the curious creatures that make their own light. Author's note and bibliography included.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780544416666
  • ISBN-10: 054441666X
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish Date: December 2015
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-11-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

Powerful images from more than a dozen nature photographers introduce bioluminescent insects, fungi, and sea creatures. Beck (Malcolm at Midnight) pairs quiet reflections on why each animal glows (They glow to invite. They glow to call for help) with more detailed explanations. Some sea creatures, such as the jewel squid, camouflage themselves through counter-illumination. They can adjust their lights so that their undersides match the sunlight above the water. Glowworms, meanwhile, lure insect prey into a cave with their pale blue light. Set against black backdrops, the photographs are often hauntingly beautiful, and closing pages note the creatures habitats, actual size, and binomial nomenclature. Ages 47. Agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt Agency. (Jan.)

 
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