Although manatees were probably the origin of mermaid legends, these big, slow-moving creatures look more like underwater cows than humans. Read about the lifestyle, anatomy, reproductive habits, and hunting techniques of these marine mammals. Modern perils and efforts to protect this endangered species are also discussed.
"Well-written texts clearly convey basic information about the lives and habits of each animal including where it lives, what it eats, and how it reproduces. The chapters are nicely organized with headings and subheadings that provide a good guide to the topics covered. Bright, colorful photos, some full-plate, add much to books' overall appeal. The colorful photos and intriguing texts will attract some browsers and general readers too. Useful additions to natural history collections."
-- School Library Journal (March 2003)
Price: US $29.15