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The Encyclopedia of Animals: More than 1,000 Illustrations and Photographs

The Encyclopedia of Animals: More than 1,000 Illustrations and Photographs

The Encyclopedia of Animals is the perfect modern encyclopedia for animal enthusiasts of all ages, with plentiful details about each animal's distribution, anatomy, diet, and behavior in the wild.

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ISBN 9780785836469
Barcode 9780785836469
Published 6 May 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Harris, Tim
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780785836469
ISBN-10 0785836462
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Chartwell Books Inc.,U.S.
Publication Date 6 May 2019
International Publication Date 18 October 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Harris, Tim
Category Reference Works
Wild Animals
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 222mm
Height: 296mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Animals, Zoology, Encyclopedias
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 590.3
Catalogue Code 976833

Description of this Book

Discover the lifestyles, habitats, and behaviors of the animal kingdom as you've never seen them before with The Encyclopedia of Animals. Each page of this comprehensive guide is packed with amazingly detailed artworks and full-color photographs. From the flying squirrel to the yellow-bellied sapsucker, and from the fire ant to the sun bear, animals are seen in all their splendid variety in this fascinating visual guide. Divided by class and family, the sections in this book clarify the distinguishing traits of the animals, which are depicted in colorful scientific drawings; captions provide additional information. User-friendly and with the sections marked by color tabs for quick consultation, this book could serve as a field guide or a desk reference. Shown in all their glory, here are the gulper eel, the blue wildebeest, the giant African bullfrog, the Sumatran Orangutan, the Chilean flamingo, and the tiny but terrifying anglerfish. Many of the book's images show the animals in their natural environment and behaving as they would in the wild. An orangutan is shown swinging from a branch, a bird-of-paradise is illustrated during a courtship display, and hyenas are depicted in pursuit of zebra prey. Map icons illustrate the animal's distribution around the world, while key fact boxes highlight features of the animal's anatomy, diet, and genus. Learn more about your favorite species, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals, with expert information and up-to-date population statistics throughout. User-friendly and accessible, this is the perfect modern encyclopedia for animal enthusiasts of all ages.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Tim Harris lives in London and writes extensively on science, the natural world, and travel. He has edited or contributed to many childrens and adults books, covering subjects as varied as animal anatomy, meteorology, and world geography. Tim's book Migration Hotspots, was co-published by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (the UK partner of the Audubon Society) and named one the books of the year by the London Times.

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