Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide

Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide

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by David Burnie
     
 

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The natural world is a dynamic place and our understanding of it is forever growing and changing. Since Animal was first published in 2001, the African elephant has been reclassified into two species, a cat-sized rat has been discovered in Papua New Guinea, the only plant-eating spider has been found in Central America, a bird-eating fanged frog has been

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The natural world is a dynamic place and our understanding of it is forever growing and changing. Since Animal was first published in 2001, the African elephant has been reclassified into two species, a cat-sized rat has been discovered in Papua New Guinea, the only plant-eating spider has been found in Central America, a bird-eating fanged frog has been located in Vietnam, and more than 1,250 new species of amphibians have been identified.

Fully revised and updated to take into account the latest scientific discoveries and developments, more than fifty new species, and changes to the distribution, population numbers, and conservation status of many animal groups, Animal brings together the expertise of natural history specialists and outstanding wildlife photographers to illustrate, describe, and explain the incredible range of creatures in the animal kingdom.

Editorial Reviews

"Spectacular" might be the best description of DK's giant pictorial Animal, but we already used it for its previous edition, published ten years and one million copies sold ago. Since then, this definitive visual guide has been comprehensively revised, redesigned, and updated, with 50 new species added to its illustrated profiles of more than 2,000 others. This in-depth introduction to animal anatomy, life cycles, and classification must be perused at leisure to be fully appreciated. Its survey of animal habitats, adaptations, and conservation issues is enhanced by maps, annotated photographs, and detailed descriptions. One of the treasures of the seasons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756686772
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
08/29/2011
Pages:
632
Sales rank:
127,732
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.70(d)

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Meet the Author

David Burnie has written, or contributed to, more than 140 books, including DK's Bird, Ocean, and most recently, Natural History, and was Editor-in-Chief of the first edition of Animal.

Don E. Wilson is the Senior Scientist at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. He is the author of more than 180 publications and papers.

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Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Inkasi888 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my son when he was 5 and he loves looking through all the pictures of the animals. He is now 7 and still uses it. He mainly reads through it for enjoyment of looking at all the animals, but he also used it for a report on an animal for his first grade class. He was really excited to use it for a reference! It has great photographs and interesting information. It will stay in our house until the children are grown and gone and probably after that as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is very afformative and can be very useful for students doing research,scholars, and some professionals.I want to be a vet and this book had helped me some on knowing a little bit more about animals other than the normal pets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the book; however, my beef is that I bought this in the Barnes & Noble store at the Grove in Hollywood and paid $55 for it. The book was a little worn to boot! On b&n.com it is $20. Next time, I am going to b&n.com or Amazon.
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mburton06 More than 1 year ago
I haven't received this book yet but I go to the bookstore every week to read it. I love it and the pictures are amazing. The little descriptions are just enough for people of all ages to learn about the different animals.
ShaunJ More than 1 year ago
I bought the 1st edition 10 years ago & have enjoyed it over the years. This is a great update.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. ALL TIME DISAPPEARS ONCE YOU'VE OPENED IT AND START READING. IT'S BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED.
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