An Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: Betsy Howie

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545237556

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8963

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.

The Encyclopedia of Animals

A Complete Visual Guide

Author: Fred Cooke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520244060

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 586

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


Die große Bild-Enzyklopädie mit über 2.000 Arten

Author: David Burnie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831033645


Page: 632

View: 894


Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

Author: Marc Bekoff,Carron A. Meaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135930023

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

View: 7498

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 Animals

More than 1,000 Illustrations and Photographs

Author: Tim Harris

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785836469

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 9066

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.

Encyclopedia of animals

mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians

Author: Edwin Gould

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760735527

Category: Nature

Page: 687

View: 7526


Family Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: Reader's Digest Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921743443

Category: Animals

Page: 608

View: 802

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.

Encyclopedia of Animals

Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781876778729

Category: Amphibians

Page: 687

View: 4416

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.

Animal FAQs

An Encyclopedia of Animal Abuse

Author: Angela Mitchell

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1899293728

Category: Animal welfare

Page: 220

View: 2271

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...

The World Encyclopedia of Animals

An Expert Reference Guide to 350 Amphibians, Reptiles and Mammals from Every Continent, with Over 500 Illustrations and Photographs

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9781846818523

Category: Animals

Page: 256

View: 7534

A comprehensive directory of animals around the world, with a scientific introduction and detailed illustrations.

Encyclopedia of Animals

Author: John Farndon,Jon Kirkwood

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780753459225

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 8812

Text and illustrations present information on a variety of animals from aardvarks and butterflies to whales and zebras.

The Children's Encyclopedia of Animals

Life in the Wild

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Armadillo

ISBN: 9781843228639

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 512

View: 2361

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: 7870

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.

World encyclopedia of animals

Author: Elena Marcon,Manuel Mongini

Publisher: Crescent


Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 5806

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