A soaring eagle. A howling coyote. A growling grizzly. These are not just everyday animals. They are icons--symbols or emblems of values that transmit culture. This series examines these majestic creatures and their evolution to cultural importance. Readers will also discover the appearance, habitat, diet, life cycle, and predators of these national treasures. And, they will learn about historical and modern efforts to preserve them. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.