How they live... Rodents
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Come and discover the wonderful life of rodents! Learn about their environment, their physical features, what they eat and much more!
The “How they live” collection is a must-have for children and other members of the family who are eager to learn about nature and animals while having fun.
Rodents are a large group of mammals that occur in most parts of the world. They have a single pair of front incisor teeth that grow throughout their lives. Their teeth are covered by solid enamel at the front, with softer dentine behind which get sharpened with use. Slovenia is home to a number of small species of rodents, the biggest of which is the Alpine Marmot, a member of the squirrel family. Many rodents have adapted to living alongside humans, but they often become a nuisance. They are good at finding food, so it comes as no surprise that they cause trouble in food warehouses, our kitchens, and other food-storage areas. They are also attracted to food that can be found in the rubbish we throw away. They may contaminate food with their droppings, and infectious diseases – such as bubonic plague – are transmitted by rat fleas. Mice and rats live successfully in the proximity of man, partly due to the lack of natural predators.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
The collection "How they live..." is about wild creatures and their relation to our lives and the environment.
In the "How they live..." series :
. How they live... bats
. How they live... birds
. How they live... owls
. How they live... reptiles
. How they live... amphibians
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Ivan Esenko presents the world of nature and invites the reader to learn more about the world that we are part of. His camera is his most faithful companion and its lens particularly likes to ‘capture’ those animals that live in close quarters to man. We take them so much for granted that we no longer seem to care for them. Ivan is their voice, he has become their ‘personal’ photographer.
David Withrington from Britain has spent most of his professional life working for the official agency, Natural England, where he was initially Author/Editor and latterly Senior Freshwater Adviser. He has a particular interest in birds and butterflies. He has many contacts across Europe through his voluntary work for youth and environmental conservation, including friends in Slovenia, a country which he has visited 34 times.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
Okasi is a Slovenian publisher with a vibrant programme.
At every turn, nature reveals its new face and discloses a myriad of secrets. This is why we have devoted a special place to it in our publishing house. We are the creators of books that delight curious children and their parents in their discoveries of nature: in the home garden and the nearby park, but also further afield, in the fields and forests.
At Okasi we keep pace with the times which is why have embarked upon several electronic editions of our books. We have added sound to these publications and hence a new dimension to the contents already there.