A Complete Visual Guide
Author: Fred Cooke
Publisher: Univ of California Press
View: 7128Presents a survey of all animal groups, with diagrams, distribution maps, color photographs. and overviews of animal evolution, behavior, habitats, and adaptation.
Author: Betsy Howie
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 1518Shares 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.
Author: Wilson G. Pond,Duane E. Ullrey,Charlotte Kirk Baer
Publisher: CRC Press
View: 435PRINT/ONLINE PRICING OPTIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT [email protected]
Author: Marc Bekoff
View: 1754A 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
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians
View: 3235Humans 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.
An Encyclopedia of Animal Abuse
Author: Angela Mitchell
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Animal welfare
View: 5348An 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...
More than 1,000 Illustrations and Photographs
Author: Tim Harris
Publisher: Chartwell Books
View: 6385Discover 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.
Author: Reader's Digest Staff
View: 6118This 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.
An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend, and Literature
Author: Boria Sax
View: 6016A 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
Author: North Parade Publishing
View: 9052Educational 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.
Author: David Burnie
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
View: 9514The 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.
Author: David Alderton
View: 2510This 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.