The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts

Author: Maja Säfström

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607748339

Category: Nature

Page: 120

View: 2603

An artfully playful collection of unexpected and remarkable facts about animals, illustrated by Swedish artist Maja Säfström. Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? Or that ostriches can't walk backward? Or that a group of owls is called a parliament, or that they have three eyelids? Sea otters hold hands in their sleep, bees never sleep, and penguins laugh when they're tickled! This charming compendium contains over 100 pages of fascinating facts about the animal kingdom illustrated with whimsical detail. A New York Times bestseller

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts

Author: Maja Säfström

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1607748320

Category: Nature

Page: 120

View: 2139

"Did you know that giraffes can lick their ears? Or that ostriches can't walk backwards? These and many more charming quirks about the animal kingdom (ants never sleep! starfish don't have brains!) are detailed in this visually sophisticated and appealing gift book. Illustrator Maja Sofstr m's entrancing illustrations bring these captivating facts to life-making The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Factsa must-have for animal and art lovers both young and old."

Animals of a Bygone Era

An Illustrated Compendium

Author: Maja Säfström

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399578528

Category: Nature

Page: 112

View: 2260

Shares illustrations of animals that once roamed the Earth, including the coryphodon, megalodon, and macrauchenia.

Amazing animal facts

Author: Jacqui Bailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780756644239

Category: Science

Page: 61

View: 5015

"A visual guide to the world's most incredible creatures" -- Cover.

999 Amazing Animal Facts

Featuring Whales, Elephants, Bears, Wolves, Monkeys, Turtles, Snakes, Birds, Bees, Ants and Many, Many More

Author: Rhonda Klevansky,Armadillo Publishing

Publisher: Armadillo

ISBN: 9781843229896

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 512

View: 4438

Presents facts on a range of animals from around the world, covering such topics as physical characteristics, behaviors, habitats, eating habits, migration patterns, and communication.

Sad Animal Facts

Author: Brooke Barker

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250095093

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 6223

New York Times Bestseller! A delightful and quirky compendium of the Animal Kingdom’s more unfortunate truths, with over 150 hand-drawn illustrations. Ever wonder what a mayfly thinks of its one-day lifespan? (They’re curious what a sunset is.) Or how a jellyfish feels about not having a heart? (Sorry, but they’re not sorry.) This melancholy menagerie pairs the more unsavory facts of animal life with their hilarious thoughts and reactions. Sneakily informative, and wildly witty, SAD ANIMAL FACTS will have you crying with laughter.

Random Illustrated Facts

A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know

Author: Mike Lowery

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761189955

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 1779

Trivia meets its match. Did you know that Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits? Or that the Mars Rover sang itself “Happy Birthday”? How about the odd ingredient Civil War soldiers used to make coffee? From Jupiter’s diamond showers to why pirates wore eye patches to the delightful link between dancing goats and the discovery of coffee, this collection of obscure and fascinating facts is brought to you by Mike Lowery, an illustrator and connoisseur of the offbeat. Featuring four gatefolds and hundreds of infographic webs that connect the trivia in dozens of surprising ways, it’s a little book that delivers endless delight.

Lost in Translation

An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

Author: Ella Frances Sanders

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607747111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

View: 4166

An artistic collection of more than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English. Did you know that the Japanese language has a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there’s a Finnish word for the distance a reindeer can travel before needing to rest? Lost in Translation brings to life more than fifty words that don’t have direct English translations with charming illustrations of their tender, poignant, and humorous definitions. Often these words provide insight into the cultures they come from, such as the Brazilian Portuguese word for running your fingers through a lover’s hair, the Italian word for being moved to tears by a story, or the Swedish word for a third cup of coffee. In this clever and beautifully rendered exploration of the subtleties of communication, you’ll find new ways to express yourself while getting lost in the artistry of imperfect translation. From the Hardcover edition.

401 Amazing Animal Facts

Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781847737151

Category: Nature

Page: 239

View: 8105

This book is a light-hearted and accessible, non-jargony yet richly informative compendium of surprising, amusing and intriguing facts about the animal world. It is arranged thematically and delivered in snappy, bite-size sections, making this the perfect 'dip in and out' book for the nature-lover.

This Phenomenal Life

The Amazing Ways We Are Connected with Our Universe

Author: Misha Blaise

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493028510

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 1234

Entertaining, colorful, and deceptively full of facts, This Phenomenal Life tells the story of the wondrous ways that humans are always completely at one with our surrounding world. From the vast galaxies above to the miniature microbes within, humans are organically connected to the complex cycles and mysterious processes of our universe. Every single atom of our body is made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, and we share the same biochemical basis of life with all living beings on earth, from a single-celled amoeba to a giant blue whale. Whimsically hip illustrations elucidate wild science-based facts, from the unexpected intimacy we have with fungi on a daily basis, to the similar ways that humans and birds learn to communicate. Powerful evidence of our interconnection with nature combined with beautiful artwork will inspire the reader to look at the world in a whole new way.

The Secret Lives of Animals

1,001 Tidbits, Oddities, and Amazing Facts about North America's Coolest Animals

Author: Stacy Tornio,Ken Keffer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493014536

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 979

The Secret Lives of Animals is the perfect mix of field guide know-how and armchair entertainment. In addition to the standard field guide notes and range maps, the meat of the book will offer up “spark moments” in nature—something fascinating or memorable that catches your attention and sets you on a path of lifelong learning. The Secret Lives of Animals will feature more than 100 North American animals and over 1,000 tidbits in a fun, colorful, illustrated format.

Weird & Wild Animal Facts

Author: Jessica Loy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805079459

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 7018

A vibrantly photographed collection of animal facts profiles 14 exotic species, including kangaroos, hippos and giraffes, while sharing engaging details about what makes them unusual. By the creator of When I Grow Up.

Terra Maxima

Amazing Facts of Nature

Author: Monaco Books

Publisher: Monaco

ISBN: 9783899446180

Category: Nature

Page: 560

View: 8549

LIFE SCIENCES: GENERAL ISSUES. Lavishly illustrated, this compendium of amazing geographical, botanical and zoological facts explores the widest, highest, longest, strongest and largest phenomena on Earth. Discover World's deepest oceans and tallest peaks, from its most volatile volcanoes to its mightiest waterfalls. Celebrating Nature's superlatives and extremes, it also reveals the record-breakers of the animal and plant kingdoms, from ocean giants to the world's largest flowering plants, all spectacularly captured by leading photographers. With over 1,000 photographs and an array of NASA satellite images, this book is a feast of reference for all the family.

Lesser Spotted Animals

Author: Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338128094

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 3207

Bison? They're banned! Tigers? Taboo! Say good-bye to the gnu, cheerio to the cheetah, and peace to the panda. The world of Lesser Spotted Animals STARTS HERE! Find out all about the amazing animals you need to know but never get to see, from the numbat to the zorilla, and everything in between. A non-fiction picture book with attitude, Martin Brown's Lesser Spotted Animals combines the humor and verve of books like Dragons Love Tacos and Please Mr. Panda with the informative breadth and gorgeous presentation of non-fiction from Steve Jenkins, Diana Aston, and Jenny Broom.

The Weird World of Words

A Guided Tour

Author: Mitchell Symons

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1936976935

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8079

A collection of English-language trivia shares fun facts about words and language usage, from "almost" being the longest English word with its letters in alphabetical order to "stewardesses" being the longest word typed with the left hand. Original. 10,000 first printing.

An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465484493

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 5994

A beautiful book filled with stunning photographs and fascinating information on all the animals that matter to children. Discover the incredible facts, stories, and myths behind your favorite animals, whether it's how the koala got its name or which animal the Ancient Egyptians thought rolled the sun across the sky. Children can pore over the spectacular photographs, including detailed close-ups, and learn fun facts at the same time. Containing more than 200 species, this beautiful modern bestiary lets you find the animals that interest you and possibly uncover a new favorite along the way. An attractive gift for children who can't get enough of wildlife and nature, this compendium of creatures covers all different types of animals from big to small and feathered to furred. With easy-to-read text and large images, An Anthology of Intriguing Animals lets children explore the animal kingdom and get to know each animal individually.

Cute Emergency

Author: Tony Heally

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 1101904631

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 3050

Puppies in sunglasses. Sleeping kittens. A hedgehog in a teacup. If the thought of animals in adorable situations makes you feel just a little bit happier, then Cute Emergency is the book for you. Based on the popular Twitter feed, it is the antidote to all of life's little annoyances. Not even the coldest curmudgeon could stay frazzled when faced with the heart-melting animals and witty captions contained in these pages. So fulfill your recommended daily allowance of cuteness and let furry creatures come to your rescue! From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Zeal of Zebras

An Alphabet of Collective Nouns

Author: Woop Studios

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452119791

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 6934

An embarrassment of pandas, a galaxy of starfish, a shiver of sharks...these are all collective nouns used to describe their groups. Woop Studios, acclaimed for their work on the Harry Potter movies, has illustrated these quirky phrases, creating a series of extraordinarily beautiful art that has been collected here for the first time. The colorful introduction to animals and the alphabet is accessible for young children, while the gorgeous, whimsical art and clever wordplay make it perfect for design-savvy parents and inspired gift givers. Longer than the standard picture book, with high design and production values, this is a volume readers will want on their coffee tables in addition to their child's bookshelf.

The Soul of All Living Creatures

What Animals Can Teach Us about Being Human

Author: Vint Virga

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307718875

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 5703

"A distinguished veterinarian and animal behaviorist outlines a series of case studies with domestic and exotic animals that demonstrate how perceiving the world from the perspectives of animals can enrich human appreciation for life, improve relationships and reorder personal values."

The Cat from Hunger Mountain

Author: Ed Young

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399172785

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4474

Lord Cat lives a lavish lifestyle until drought strikes Hunger Mountain, and when he goes to seek sustenance, he finds much more than food.