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Teeth and tusks by Theresa Greenaway

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Published by Raintree Steck-Vaughn in Austin, Tex .
Written in English


  • Teeth -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Tusks -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Antlers -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Animals -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Teeth.,
  • Tusks.,
  • Antlers.,
  • Animals.

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Edition Notes

Statementwritten by Theresa Greenaway ; illustrated by Ann Savage, Julian and Janet Baker.
SeriesHead to tail
ContributionsSavage, Ann, 1951- ill., Baker, Julian, 1956- ill., Baker, Janet, 1957- ill.
LC ClassificationsQL858 .G74 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p. :
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1080035M
ISBN 100811482693
LC Control Number94003496

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Get this from a library! Teeth and tusks. [Ruth Thomson; Simon Roulstone] -- Describes the characteristics and uses of the teeth and tusks of different kinds of animals. Tusks are a distinct form of teeth, i.e. the most extreme examples of enlarged, specialized anterior teeth, in which the major part of the elongated crown extends out of the mouth when the mouth is closed (Ungar, ). The extra-oral position brings about the question of how tusks can stay safe in external environment where tusks are subject Author: Alireza Nasoori. I’m Going to the Dentist: A Pop-Up Book by Willabel L. Tong Just Going to the Dentist: Golden Look-Look Book by Mercer Mayer Teeth and Tusks (Head to Tail) by Theresa Greenway The Crocodile and the Dentist by Taro Gomi The Story of the Tooth Fairy by Tom Paxton A Quarter from the Tooth Fairy by Caren Holtzman The Tusk Fairy by Nicola Smee. As nouns the difference between tooth and tusk is that tooth is a hard, calcareous structure present in the mouth of many vertebrate animals, generally used for eating while tusk is one of a pair of elongated pointed teeth that extend outside the mouth of an animal such as walrus, elephant or wild boar or tusk can be a fish, the torsk. As verbs the difference between tooth and tusk.

The Tusks as Teeth. The tusks are modified incisors located in the elephant’s upper jaw. The tusks replace deciduous milk teeth when the animal turns between 6 and 12 months old. After this, they continue to grow at about 17 cm each year. Just like humans, elephants are . Ivory is a hard, white material from the tusks (traditionally elephants') and teeth of animals, that consists mainly of dentine, one of the physical structures of teeth and chemical structure of the teeth and tusks of mammals is the same, regardless of the species of origin. The trade in certain teeth and tusks other than elephant is well established and widespread; therefore, "ivory.   The answer? Elephant tusks do not grow back, but rhino horns do. An elephant's tusks are actually its teeth — its incisors, to be exact. Most of the tusk consists of dentin, a hard and dense. Describes different body parts such as horns, antlers, teeth, tusks, baleen, and similar appendages which animals use for fighting, self-defense, for capturing and killing prey, and for feeding.

  I'm loving all the books about losing teeth! This is a great book for students to read who are losing their teeth left and right. It talks about the importance of going to the dentist and keeping your teeth clean. Great for free reading or a read aloud/5(45). Sara Levine is an author, educator and science books for children include Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons; Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers; Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones; Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate, and Eye by Eye: Comparing Animal Peepers (). Her books have received a number of awards including . Any body parts that are liberated come tumbling to the ground. Because the permafrost has remained frozen since the end of the last Ice Age, s years ago, the remnants are perfectly preserved. Intact tusks are kept, but everything else – bones, teeth and tusk . The fifth set of teeth falls out at the early 40s. The sixth (and usually final) set must last the elephant the rest of its life. Elephant teeth have loop-shaped dental ridges, which are thicker and more diamond-shaped in African elephants. Tusks. The tusks of an elephant are .