Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: Karen McGhee,George McKay

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792259367

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 1212

A comprehensive volume of more than one thousand animals introduces the entire animal kingdom, touring every corner of the planet and covering such topics as scientific and common names, conservation data, habitat, and behavior.

The Encyclopedia of Animals

A Complete Visual Guide

Author: Fred Cooke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520244060

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 8937

Presents a survey of all animal groups, with diagrams, distribution maps, color photographs. and overviews of animal evolution, behavior, habitats, and adaptation.

Animal Encyclopedia

2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More!

Author: Lucy H. Spelman,National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426310226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 2287

Presents a photographic reference with facts about twenty-five hundred animal species that detail animal habitats, life cycles, and conservation efforts.

Encyclopedia of Animals

Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781876778729

Category: Amphibians

Page: 687

View: 2805

Humans have always relied heavily on animals. We have worshipped them, befriended them, sacrificed them, domesticated them, eaten them, hunted them, drawn them, and written about them. We have come to appreciate them, especially in their natural habitats, as an essential part of our world. They are creatures that deserve our respect and reward our curiosity. As intrinsic as they are to the ecological balance of our world, animals are under threat from their human admirers, and in dire need of our help. Habitat destruction spells disaster for many species, leaving them teetering on the brink of extinction. Only through a greater understanding of the fragile balance that exists between species and their habitats will it become possible for us to ensure the survival of our precious wildlife heritage. This comprehensive encyclopedia presents a wide-ranging survey of four major groups of living things: mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The text is written by a team of international experts in the zoological sciences. It is carefully constructed to be read and appreciated by everyone with an interest in natural history. Complemented by superb full-color photographs by the world's leading wildlife photographers, and specially commissioned illustrations, maps, and diagrams, this stunning volume gives an up-to-date overview of nature's most enthralling creatures. A team of internationally renowned authorities has provided the text for this publication. The photographs have been provided by some of the world's leading wildlife photographers. The original illustrations are by specialist wildlife artist Dr David Kirshner. Book jacket.

Scholastic encyclopedia of animals

Author: Laurence Pringle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439339018

Category: Animals

Page: 128

View: 8490

Profiles birds, fish, mammals, insects, and amphibians in alphabetical order, providing information on each animal's physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat.

The Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: David Alderton

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785830801

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 4715

From big cats to great apes, from penguins to boa constrictors, and from giraffes to termites, The Encyclopedia of Animals is a celebration of the immense diversity of life on Earth, from all creatures great and small. Mammals, birds, insects, amphibians, and reptiles are all featured in this full-color encyclopedia. Profiling more than 400 of the world's most fascinating species, The Encyclopedia of Animals offers a comprehensive overview of creatures from every continent and climate, from the common seal to the leopard, from the field hamster to the duck-billed platypus, from the alpine salamander to the bombardier beetle, and from the kingfisher to the American alligator, and the sea horse. Featured animals are grouped by order, then within each order by family; each family section contains examples of the key species, which are illustrated with beautifully detailed, full-color annotated artworks. For easy reference, each entry includes a table of information on scientific name, order, and family, features, habitats, diet, and breeding, as well as informative maps showing its distribution and detailed box features.

An Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: Betsy Howie

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545237556

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 5208

Shares descriptive introductions to endangered animals that live in the world's "hot spots," combining fun facts, puzzles and life-like digital illustrations while inviting fans to become "Xeko Masters" by learning how to help protect threatened creatures. Original. Video game tie-in.

Children's Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: Michael Leach,Meriel Lland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784288143


Page: 128

View: 4320

Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

Author: Marc Bekoff,Carron A. Meaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135930023

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

View: 5708

Human beings' responsibility to and for their fellow animals has become an increasingly controversial subject. This book provides a provocative overview of the many different perspectives on the issues of animal rights and animal welfare in an easy-to-use encyclopedic format. Original contributions, from over 125 well-known philosophers, biologists, and psychologists in this field, create a well-balanced and multi-disciplinary work. Users will be able to examine critically the varied angles and arguments and gain a better understanding of the history and development of animal rights and animal protectionist movements around the world. Outstanding Reference Source Best Reference Source

The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators

Protect Your Livestock, Poultry, and Pets; Identify the Tracks and Signs of More Than 30 Predators; Learn about Each Predator's Traits and Behaviors

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612126995

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 2543

This in-depth guide teaches you how to identify the habits, habitat, method of kill, tracks, and scat of more than 50 of the most common predatory animals, both large and small.

Children's Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: Karen McGhee,George McKay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741781489

Category: Animals

Page: 96

View: 3911


World encyclopedia of animals

Author: Elena Marcon,Manuel Mongini

Publisher: Crescent


Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 2349

A survey of the animal kingdom is organized according to zoological classification and covers thousands of species from protozoans to human beings

The Children's Encyclopedia of Animals

Life in the Wild

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Armadillo

ISBN: 9781843228639

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 512

View: 2300

Find out how the different animals survive, hunt for food, escape from danger, communicate and raise their young; with more than 1500 photographs and illustrations, this expert book takes you on a fascinating journey into the animal kingdom.

Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: My Ebook Publishing House

Publisher: My Ebook Publishing House via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1310726507

Category: Nature

Page: 250

View: 9751

From big cats to great apes, from alligators to boa constrictors, and from giraffes to orangutans, The Encyclopedia of Animals is a celebration of the immense diversity of life on Earth, from all creatures great and small. All animals are featured in this full-color encyclopedia. Each entry describes the animal's characteristics and behavior. This encyclopedia is full of fascinating information and amazing colour photographs that will take you on a breathtaking trip through the animal kingdom.

The Animal Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146542122X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 1067

The Animal Book is the complete guide to the natural world for curious children and budding naturalists. From the tiny toadstool to the giant oak, the smallest spider to the largest elephant, the wonders of life are here to see in stunning photo galleries. With over 1,500 species of animals and plants to learn about, The Animal Book is perfect for school projects and homework. The 'Tree of Life' at the start of the book will show you how species are connected, as well as guiding you through everything from microscopic life to fish, birds, reptiles and mammals. Ever wondered how a polar bear looks when trying to catch fish? Amazing full page pictures show you animals in their natural habitats, going about their lives. Fact boxes and amazing galleries take you on a complete learning journey. The Animal Book is the ultimate book on the natural world, from A(moeba) to Z(ebra).

Firefly Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: Philip Whitfield

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770854574

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 1523

Presents information about animals ranging from vampire bats and tarsiers to oarfish and bumblebees.--

The Kingfisher First Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: Editors of Kingfisher

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753465882

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 6266

Covering mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, amphibians, and sea creatures, with an introductory chapter on general topics such as habitat, migration, and conservation, The Kingfisher First Encyclopedia of Animals is just the thing for young zoologists on their first research mission. The entries are clearly presented with simple, informative text and more than 1,500 exciting color illustrations and photographs, arranged thematically by animal group. Cross-reference boxes help readers move through the book and find related topics of interest.