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Animal

£29.99

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A colourful and deeply informative encyclopaedia written by dozens of academics and biologists, encompassing the entire animal kingdom.

This authoritative volume starts with a clear introduction to the animal world, examining the reasons for the apparently infinite variety of animal forms and the major evolutionary developments. Animal anatomy, life-cycles and the principles of classification are also explored. This is followed by a superbly illustrated survey of world habitats, showing how animals have adapted to each environment and the threats that face both wildlife and plants today. The main part of the book, an up-to-date and comprehensive animal catalogue, looks in detail at each major group and provides absorbing profiles of over 2,000 individual species.Spectacular photographic portraits bring a vast array of animals vividly to life, with special features on well-known and important creatures such as the Galapagos tortoise. Each species profile is supported by maps and symbols showing distribution and habitat, as well as key information on size, population and conservation status, forming a valuable reference database.

This copy has some slight wear to the edges and corners of the cover, and bending on the edges of the spine. In every other respect it appears as new. An excellent gift for a learning mind or anyone fascinated by nature.

Item details

Author(s):
David Burnie
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
26 x 31 x 4cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0751334278
ISBN-13:
9780751334272
Number of pages:
597
Publisher:
Dorling Kindersley
Title:
Animal

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A colourful and deeply informative encyclopaedia written by dozens of academics and biologists, encompassing the entire animal kingdom.

This authoritative volume starts with a clear introduction to the animal world, examining the reasons for the apparently infinite variety of animal forms and the major evolutionary developments. Animal anatomy, life-cycles and the principles of classification are also explored. This is followed by a superbly illustrated survey of world habitats, showing how animals have adapted to each environment and the threats that face both wildlife and plants today. The main part of the book, an up-to-date and comprehensive animal catalogue, looks in detail at each major group and provides absorbing profiles of over 2,000 individual species.Spectacular photographic portraits bring a vast array of animals vividly to life, with special features on well-known and important creatures such as the Galapagos tortoise. Each species profile is supported by maps and symbols showing distribution and habitat, as well as key information on size, population and conservation status, forming a valuable reference database.

This copy has some slight wear to the edges and corners of the cover, and bending on the edges of the spine. In every other respect it appears as new. An excellent gift for a learning mind or anyone fascinated by nature.

Author(s):
David Burnie
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
26 x 31 x 4cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0751334278
ISBN-13:
9780751334272
Number of pages:
597
Publisher:
Dorling Kindersley
Title:
Animal

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