Be a City Nature Detective

Peggy Kochanoff

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ISBN: 9781771085724

Be a City Nature Detective

Solving the Mysteries of How Plants and Animals Survive in the Urban Jungle

  Author:   Peggy Kochanoff    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

How do bedbugs get into your home? Why are some grey squirrels black? Does goldenrod cause hay fever?

Naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving nature mysteries in the city.

From the author of Silver Birch-nominated Be a Nature Detective series comes a new adventure full of fascinating facts and original watercolours. From scuttling cockroaches to waves of starlings to burdock heads on your clothes, Kochanoff takes the reader through city streets to show them the amazing nature growing there. Features a glossary, identification page, and further reading.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771085724
Item NB1336
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on April 19 2018
Language eng
Pages 56
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.75(in) x 8(in)
Shipping weight214(g)
Peggy Kochanoff graduated from Cornell University with a degree in vertebrate zoology and spent a summer working at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. She is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including the Be a Nature Detective series. After marriage and travelling, she settled with her husband and two sons on a tree farm in Nova Scotia.

Quick Quotes

"Nicely rendered watercolor illustrations, with inserts for close-up details, add plenty of visual appeal." —Canadian Review of Materials (Winnipeg, MB)

"This book is highly recommended for public and school libraries. The book is a good resource for families with young children to use on simple outings within their community. Educators as well can use this book for exploration within the school yard as well as class walks through the local community." —Resource Links (Pouch Cove, NF)