The Encyclopedia of Animals

A Complete Visual Guide

Author: Fred Cooke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520244060

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 7128

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

Author: Betsy Howie

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545237556

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 1518

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.
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Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]

Second Edition

Author: Marc Bekoff

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313352569

Category: Nature

Page: 685

View: 1754

A landmark publishing achievement on the subject, the new edition of this acclaimed encyclopedia is expanded to two volumes, covering the full range of issues related to animal protection. • Includes hundreds of alphabetically organized entries covering the full range of topics related to animal rights and welfare, including dog fighting, endangered species in zoos, animals as disease carriers, factory farming, veganism, and more • Encompasses the work of 150 contributors—experts from around the world that make up a virtual "who's who" in the broad areas of animal protection • Outlines a chronology of legislation and other important events that have had a significant impact on animal rights issues • Lists references for each entry, plus a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the encyclopedia
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Encyclopedia of Animals

Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781876778729

Category: Amphibians

Page: 687

View: 3235

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.
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Animal FAQs

An Encyclopedia of Animal Abuse

Author: Angela Mitchell

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1899293728

Category: Animal welfare

Page: 220

View: 5348

An indispensable guide that lays bare the bones of animal abuse. How many animals are killed each year for food? How many foxes are killed by the hunt? From abattoirs to zoos, Anila FAQs is an encyclopaedic tour through animal abuse. It contains helpful facts and figures for anyone interested in our use and abuse of animals. The FAQs at your fingertips...
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The Encyclopedia of Animals

More than 1,000 Illustrations and Photographs

Author: Tim Harris

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785836462

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 6385

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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Family Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: Reader's Digest Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921743443

Category: Animals

Page: 608

View: 6118

This is an exploration of the intriguing world of animals. The first section provides an overview of animal evolution, behaviour, biology, classification, adaptation, habitats and current conservation issues. The second section is an encyclopaedic survey of all the animal groups: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and invertebrates. Special attention is paid to endangered and vulnerable species.
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The Mythical Zoo

An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend, and Literature

Author: Boria Sax

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576076121

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 6016

A varied and insightful compendium of animals and the relationships between humans and animals. * Includes over 50 A–Z conversational entries * Fully illustrated with a variety of images from medieval prints to editorial cartoons and advertisements * Weaves together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy, and literature while discussing the special significance of animals in human cultures * Includes relevant quotes from worldwide texts preceding each entry
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World encyclopedia of animals

Author: Elena Marcon,Manuel Mongini

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 3727

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

Die große Bild-Enzyklopädie mit über 2.000 Arten

Author: David Burnie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831033645

Category:

Page: 632

View: 1242

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Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: North Parade Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780755495115

Category: Animals

Page: 128

View: 9052

Educational reference book for Children's first subjects. Illustrated in colour throughout.Padded Holo Foil cover. Part of a wide range of Children's Encyclopedias from North Parade Publishing.
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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: David Burnie

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405332712

Category: Animals

Page: 624

View: 9514

The ultimate visual guide to the animal kingdom From the largest mammal to the smallest invertebrate, this is the ultimate reference to all creatures great and small. Capturing their beauty and diversity with award-winning images this unique guide brings over 2,000 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates in the wild vividly to life. Written by a team of wildlife experts, led by Editor-in-Chief David Burnie, an award-winning natural-history author, explore the excitement and fascination of the animal world.This is a new compact edition of Animal.
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Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: David Alderton

Publisher: 3c

ISBN: 9781906842017

Category: Animals

Page: 448

View: 2510

This illustrated volume features a diverse selection of more than 400 of the world's animals drawn from all species and all climates, from apes to snakes, mammals to molluscs and toads to tropical fish.
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Visual Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9781417753635

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 512

View: 6120

A small-format reference book provides information on more than two thousand animal species, divided into seven themes.
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