Sponges are among the simplest creatures on Earth. They are also among the most successful, having survived for at least 550 million years so far. This book discusses sponges' living habits, anatomy, reproduction, hunting techniques, and defenses. Also discussed are the many creatures that live in and on sponges.
"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