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"Exploring Life Science is a colorful, fact-filled encyclopedia for young readers to learn about the environment around them. More than 300 articles cover animals, plants, bacteria, fungi, single-celled organisms, the earth and the environment, and the study of life. Each article contains color illustrations including photographs and diagrams, a brief definition of the subject, a pronunciation guide, and a ‘Highlights’ box that lists key information. There are also other dialog boxes scattered throughout the volumes. ‘Look Closer’ boxes contain an in-depth discussion about a particular point covered in the main text. Another box entitled ‘Discoverers’ features notable scientists, while ‘Out of the Past’ boxes focus on how living creatures evolve. ‘Warning!’ boxes discuss animals and plants in danger of extinction and ‘Everyday Science’ boxes show how life science is applied in areas such as medicine.
Each volume has a glossary and its own index. The last volume contains a complete glossary and a comprehensive index. It also contains other information such as a brief explanation of weights and measures, a description of taxonomic classification, and individual sections on the various kingdoms (i.e., moneran, fungus, plant, and animal). This volume also features sections on places to go in each state to observe subjects featured in the set and another section listing other resources for further study. These resources include books, Websites, and television channels and programs. Marshall Cavendish has become well respected for their young reader reference publications. This set is another example of how they provide easy-to-understand information in a fun and eye-catching format. Exploring Life Science is highly recommended for school libraries and juvenile reference collections in public libraries."
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