Encyclopedia of Animals: Contains over 275 species!

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Plunge into the diversity of the animal kingdom in this Encyclopaedia of Animals. Packed with over 275 creatures, every one is examined in detail by a natural history expert.
 
From the tiniest sponge to the largest elephant, all entries are gloriously illustrated in this spectacular celebration of life on Earth. Entries cover habitat, size and behavior, with zoologist and environmental scientist Jules Howard’s expertise brought to life by Jarom Vogel’s eye-opening artwork.
 
The book is subdivided into classes of the animal kingdom, including mammals, reptiles, birds, invertebrates, and fish. Start at the beginning or dip in and out—whatever page you land on, you’re sure to find your new favorite creature!

Encyclopedia of Animals is an essential addition to the bookshelf of any amateur zoologist, young or old, guaranteed to broaden horizons and deepen your appreciation of life on our amazing planet.

And for those budding entomologists looking to satisfy their creepy-crawly curiosity, be sure to check out Encyclopedia of Insects, from Jules Howard and Miranda Zimmerman.

From the Publisher

Six animal groups; thousands of mindboggling ways of life. Join me in celebrating some of the most fascinating.

SEA WASP

SEA WASP

RED-BELLIED PIRANHA

RED-BELLIED PIRANHA

NORTHERN GLASS FROG

NORTHERN GLASS FROG

INVERTEBRATES

If we could gather into a room one representative from each and every species of animal alive right now, nearly all of the animals you would see around you in that room would be invertebrates. You would see hundreds of thousands of different kinds of beetles, thousands upon thousands of flies, and fifty thousand or so different spider species.

FISH

Today, in a thousand ways, one world-changing group of animals has exploited the 70 per cent of the world’s surface that is covered in water. We call these bony – and sometimes not-so bony – animals fish.

AMPHIBIANS

Amphibians are cold-blooded vertebrates that live on land and in freshwaters across the world. They represent a very prehistoric way of life. Each year, most amphibian species visit water to lay jelly-like eggs. These eggs then hatch into aquatic larvae – often called tadpoles. By living this kind of life cycle, they are like the very first bony land animals that walked the Earth.

You can read this book in any order and in any number of sittings.

MWANZA FLAT-HEADED ROCK AGAMA

MWANZA FLAT-HEADED ROCK AGAMA

PERUVIAN PELICAN

PERUVIAN PELICAN

KOALA

KOALA

REPTILES

Although the dinosaurs suffered extinction, their reptile cousins live on in the form of turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodiles, tuatara and the strange, legless amphisbaenians. In all, there are 10,000 kinds of reptiles alive today and they live in every continent except Antarctica.

BIRDS

Today, our planet is home to more than 10,000 bird species. Birds live and feed in habitats as rich and diverse as rainforests, grasslands, wetlands, snowy mountains, deserts and even, in the case of the emperor penguin, the deep ocean. There are birds which feed on nectar, birds which feed on seeds and, as you might expect, birds which feed on other animals, especially the celebrated birds of prey

MAMMALS

Since the end of the dinosaurs, mammals have gone from strength to strength. Today, more than 5,000 different species live on Earth. Among the smallest are the Etruscan shrew and the bumblebee bat. The largest is the blue whale: it is larger than any animal that has ever lived on our planet. Mammals thrive in forests, jungles, deserts and snowfields. Among their ranks are many of the world’s apex predators, including the tiger, the lion, the polar bear and the squid-hunting giant, the sperm whale.

WILSON’S BIRD OF PARADISE

WILSON’S BIRD OF PARADISE

WILSON’S BIRD OF PARADISE

(Diphyllodes respublica)

The male Wilson’s bird of paradise goes to great lengths to impress a mate. First, he creates a clearing by removing leaves and twigs off the forest floor. Then he sits on a branch in the centre of his stage and begins a hopping dance, spreading his reflective feathers to show off his rainbow colours. Long, jangling, metal-like tail feathers bounce up and down as he moves and his bald head shines an electric blue color.

A female arrives. She watches the display from the branches above. If she approves, she will allow him to father her chicks before he repeats the process for another visiting female.

The Wilson’s bird of paradise is among the most beautiful of the bird of paradise family, but it is an incredibly secretive bird that very few people have seen.

Scientists searched for many years to capture footage of its amazing mating display on camera.

SIZE: 16cm long
DIET: Fruits, insects, spiders and other invertebrates
FOUND IN: Lowland forests on islands near West Papua, Indonesia

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wide Eyed Editions; Illustrated edition (Oct. 1 2019)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 178603462X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1786034625
Item weight ‏ : ‎ 839 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 19.69 x 2.22 x 25.4 cm

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