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Author Person, Stephen.

Title The coral reef : a giant city under the sea / by Stephen Person ; consultant, Rod Salm.

Publication Info. New York : Bearport Pub., [2010]
©2010
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Juvenile Nonfiction  J 578.778 PER    AVAILABLE
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Description 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Series Spectacular animal towns.
Summary "Welcome to the coral reef--a giant city under the sea. Here you'll discover how tiny coral polyps form stony skeletons that become large 'buildings' rising up from the ocean floor. You'll also find out how clownfish, parrotfish, and other colorful residents depend on the reef--and on one another--to survive"--P. [4] of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Contents Color and action -- Cities under the sea -- The buildings are alive! -- Slow-growing cities -- Busy days, busy nights -- Depending on each other -- The smallest city residents -- Warm water and sunlight -- Why we need reefs -- Fragile ecosystems -- Danger: warming waters -- Protecting coral reefs -- Coral reef facts -- More animal towns -- Glossary.
Audience 960L Lexile
Note 960L Lexile
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG 5.7 0.5 131774
Note Accelerated Reader MG 5.7 0.5 131774
Subject Coral reef animals -- Habitations -- Juvenile literature.
Coral reef animals -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Salm, Rodney V.
ISBN 9781597168694 (library binding)
1597168696 (library binding)
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