Slugs and snails can be many different sizes and colors. Sea snails are brightly-colored to warn off attackers. Great black slugs can be longer than a pencil. All slugs and snails have a shell. A snail carries its shell, but a slug's shell is hidden inside its body. Book jacket.
Slugs and Snails is part of the Jolly Phonics Readers Level 1 Nonfiction series. It is the first of four levels of decodable books, providing the best start for children just starting to read. Level 1 features words that are spelled regularly, and can be sounded out with the 42 letter sounds first taught in Jolly Phonics. Tricky words are shown at the beginning of each book. Comprehension questions and discussion topics are provided at the end of each book. Also includes guidance for teachers and parents. Light type is used as a guide for those few letters that should not be sounded out, such as the /b/ in lamb. Titles included in the Inky Mouse & Friends series: Star and Fish A Dog has Pups A Shoal of Fish Slugs and Snails Foxes Insects
The poems in this book are selected from a lifetime of 'poetical prosing'. They have been placed in an order which suggests the changes from childhood to old age. Before putting it into the hands of your nearest and dearest, you'd better read them yourself.
This monograph on pest slugs and snails reviews the problems they create as plant pests in horticulture, agriculture, and forestry, and also as intermediate hosts for parasitic trematodes, cestodes and nematodes which cause worm diseases in man and domestic animals. Here only those vector snails which inhabit flooded or constantly irrigated fields, water storage reservoirs or farm ponds are considered. Reference is also made to the role of pulmonates as carriers of the agents of disease - viruses, bacteria, fungi and worms' eggs, which may be transmitted to man with inadequately cleaned vegetables and fruit. The use of molluscs as indicators of chemical pollution of soil and water, methods of mass rearing of experimental animals and also marking methods are all discussed, as are threshold limit, critical number and the prognosis of damage in plant protection. A classification, an identification key and a systematic check-list of both pest slugs and snails and their predators are provided. The book reviews the biology, physiology, metabolism, reproduction and dispersal of freshwater and terrestrial gastropods, and also the ecological factors which allow a population explosion to occur, thus increasing the likelihood of damage to crops, or the spread of worm diseases of man and domestic animals. The interaction of parasitic worm larvae and their snail hosts is also discussed. These aspects all form an essential basis for the resolution of problems of control.
Slugs and snails are part of the great Phylum Mollusca, a group that contains creatures as varied as the fast-moving squid or the sedentary clams, cockles and mussels. The largest group, however, are the gastropods, animals originally with a single foot and a single coiled shell.
'We have such a problem with our boys,' ..is a common refrain in many churches. The probability, though, is that boys are not actually the problem, rather our attitude to them; our ideas of what a boy really is and what he needs in order to connect with God. Over the last few years, boys have been perceived to have been under-achieving at school, a problem in our society, and disengaged from our churches. It is Carolyn Edwards' heartfelt conviction that this is because we are not meeting boys' spiritual needs. Her experience is that boys are willing to engage in the struggle to make themselves heard and seen as they really are: full of energy, fun, feeling and spirituality. In this intensely creative and practical book, Carolyn provides ten ways that boys would willingly connect with God, given the opportunity. Prompts and practical ideas help readers apply her findings to the boys they know and work with.