Platypus: A Century-long Mystery

Platypus: A Century-long Mystery

by William Caper

Hardcover(Library Binding)



In 1798, the Governor of Australia came across an odd-looking animal. It had a bill like a duck, a tail like a beaver, and webbed feet with claws. He shipped the mysterious creature to scientists in England. Perhaps they could figure out what it was. Little did the Governor of Australia know that it would take scientists almost 100 years to fully unravel the mystery of what this rare creature was and how it lived.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597167352
Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Uncommon Animals Ser.
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: IG840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

What in the World Is It?     4
Send More Bizarre Creatures!     6
Is It Real?     8
Bird, Reptile, or Mammal?     10
A Very Shy Animal     12
Some Luck ... But Not Enough     14
Solving the Mystery     16
From Eggs to Babies     18
Platypus Prey     20
Learning More All the Time     22
Tracking the Platypus Today     24
Still a Puzzle     26
Platypus Facts     28
More Uncommon Animals     29
Glossary     30
Bibliography     31
Read More     31
Learn More Online     31
Index     32
About the Author     32

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