Crocodiles and alligators may seem ferocious and scary, but renowned science author Seymour Simon confirms that they′re also endlessly fascinating. Around since the time of dinosaurs, crocodiles and alligators eat without chewing, have three eyelids, and provide good living conditions for other animals. With the use of eighteen stunning full-colour photographs, Simon explores the wonders of these stealthy giants in an exciting up-close and personal way.
Fans of Simon's more than 200 science books should love this newest title loaded with dynamite photos and facts. In just 32 pages we get 17 pictures and 14 pages of lucid, well-written information such as that about phobosuchus ("terrible crocodile"), a contemporary of T. rex, who was as long as a large trailer truck! The crocodilians--alligators, caimans, crocodiles, and the gharial--are reptiles who survived when the dinosaurs didn't, and surely deserve a fine book like this one.