Giants of Land, Sea and Air, Past and Present
by David Peters
Publisher: Random House 1986
Number of pages: 38
A superbly illustrated book of the biggest animals, both living and extinct, that have inhabited the world. The animals are all drawn to scale, as are the humans included in each picture to show proportion. This makes any number of comparisons possible.
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by Mary Elting - Harvey House
People have always been able to work and build wonderful things, using just their muscles. And they can do a very great deal more when they use their brains, too. They can invent machines to make work thousands of times easier and faster.
by Frank M. Chapman - D Appleton & Company
Birds are the greatest travelers in the world. The bird traveler asks help from no one. He has no use for locomotives, automobiles or steamships. He carries no chart and no compass, and he can go to some parts of the world still unknown to man.
by Theodore Wood - The University Society
This volume is a sketch of the animal life of the whole world. The author has so skilfully selected his examples to illustrate both the natural groups and the faunas, that his work forms a most commendable plan for the study of natural history.
by Mary Elting - Garden City Books
Sam is the fireman on a big freight locomotive. When Sam was a little boy, he listened to his father and grandfather talking railroad talk. They used all kinds of words that he didn't understand. They had wonderful nicknames for each other.