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Get the scoop on animal blood : from great white sharks to blood-squirting lizards, 251 cool facts / Dawn Cusick.
Publication Information:
Morganville : MoonDance Press, 2017.

Physical Description:
79 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Animal blood may sound gross, but there's a lot more to this amazing fluid than you may think. Animals use blood for defense, communications, protection, heating, cooling, and of course, for moving oxygen. Some animals even use it for food. From blood-squirting lizards to blood-lapping bats, explore the world of animal blood with hundreds of cool examples, incredible photos, and real science!
Audience/Reading Level:
Interest age level: 7+


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573.15 CUS Book Junior Collection

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Have you ever wondered why bugs have green blood? Or how vampire bats drink blood for meals? Get The Scoop on Animal Blood gives you all the gory, scientific details on what flows in animals veins.

This book is hot blooded! And cold blooded! And green blooded! In fact, when you dive into the world of animals and their blood , things can get pretty gross and weird. But we know you like gross and weird !

In this installment of the award-winning Get the Scoop series, you will find out why deep-diving mammals have larger blood cells than other animals and more of them. Have you ever wondered how vampire bats prefer to eat their bloody breakfast ? We'll tell you! How about why stink bugs have green blood , or while horned lizards squirt blood from their eyes ? We know that stuff, too!

Get the Scoop on Animal Blood comes with more than 250 wild and awesome facts about animal blood , and also has over 200 color photos of animals and, you guessed it , their blood. With this book, you will be neck deep in bloody science fun.

Author Notes

Dawn Cusick has authored a dozen nonfiction children's books that have won national and international awards from the Animal Behavior Society, the National Science Teachers Association, the Children's Book Council's Children's Choice competition, and more. Her books have been profiled on NPR and Yahoo News. She teaches biology at Haywood Community College in western North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Blood 101p. 6
Blood Colonp. 9
Red Blood Cellsp. 10
Blood Cell Venomp. 12
Moving Bloodp. 14
Blood Pressurep. 16
Pumping Bloodp. 18
Mountain Bloodp. 24
Space Bloodp. 26
Medicine Bloodp. 28
Brain Bloodp. 30
Thermostat Bloodp. 32
Cooling Bloodp. 34
Warming Bloodp. 38
Diving Bloodp. 42
Hibernating Bloodp. 46
Smelling Bloodp. 46
Defending Bloodp. 50
No Bloodp. 54
Surprising Bloodp. 56
Glass Bloodp. 56
Blood Feedersp. 60
Blood Testsp. 72
Wild & Wackyp. 76
Glossaryp. 78
Acknowledgmentsp. 79
Read More, Do Morep. 80
Indexp. 80