The Illustrated Atlas of Wildlife

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Have you ever seen an antelope the size of a cat, or a frog bigger than a lapdog? What kinds of animals thrive in the Sahara? Earth is full of incredible creatures, all specially adapted to survive in even the most inhospitable environments. This vividly illustrated atlas is the essential wildlife reference, providing a spectacular visual survey of animals and their habitats across the globe. Divided into eight geographic areas and organized by continent and habitat type, The Illustrated Atlas of Wildlife leads ...
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Have you ever seen an antelope the size of a cat, or a frog bigger than a lapdog? What kinds of animals thrive in the Sahara? Earth is full of incredible creatures, all specially adapted to survive in even the most inhospitable environments. This vividly illustrated atlas is the essential wildlife reference, providing a spectacular visual survey of animals and their habitats across the globe. Divided into eight geographic areas and organized by continent and habitat type, The Illustrated Atlas of Wildlife leads readers from the Great Barrier Reef to the Appalachians and from the ocean floor to the cloud forests, showcasing in scientific detail the bizarre, beautiful, and highly specialized wildlife of each location. Learn about the critically endangered mountain gorilla, the reptiles of the Everglades, a desert spider that transforms into a wheel,and hundreds of other endemic and endangered species, as well as the threats and challenges they face.
*Details the ecology and wildlife of the continents, oceans, and poles
* Includes the most up-to-date conservation and preservation data
* Features hundreds of beautiful color photographs, illustrations, and maps
* Chronicles evolution and adaptation over the ages, as well as current issues
* Explores human impacts upon the world's complex ecosystems
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Editorial Reviews

Dennis Drabelle
With ample maps and photos, this is a book that can be browsed endlessly.
—The Washington Post
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—An introduction to the diverse habitats and life forms around the world, and the threats to them. The first section, "Living Earth," offers a summary of how and where natural life occurs on our planet. The second, and largest, section provides facts on the continents and their surrounding oceans. Each of these chapters begins with information on the continent, and follows with descriptions of its flora and fauna and pieces on key wildlife regions, which include a spread with a map, climate charts, and a "Conservation Watch" box. Most chapters also feature several pages covering a particular animal or group of animals. Boxes throughout highlight subjects of special interest, such as wildfires in the Mediterranean and newborn animals as prey in the Andes. Stunning wildlife photography appears on every page, along with vibrant photographs, illustrations, and maps, accompanied by detailed annotations that complement the text. The final section offers an "Animal Factfile," arranged by class, which has additional material, including distribution, habitat, endangered status, etc., about specific species introduced in the atlas. This slightly oversize, eye-catching resource will appeal to casual browsers as well as to report writers.—Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520257856
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 4/17/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 777,535
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 13.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Channa Bambaradeniya is the Coordinator of the Asia Regional Species and Biodiversity Programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Cinthya Flores is an international social communications consultant and journalist. Dr. Joshua Ginsberg is Vice President for Global Programs at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Dwight Holing is the author of many books on rain forests, coral reefs, and wilderness in Europe and western America. Dr. Susan Lumpkin is a Research Associate of the Smithsonian
Institution's National Zoological Parks. George McKay chairs the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council, Australia. Dr. John Musick is Marshall Acuff Professor Emeritus in Marine Science at the College of William and Mary's Virginia
Institute of Marine Science. Dr. Patrick Quilty is Honorary Research Professor in Earth Sciences at the University of Tasmania. Dr. Bernard Stonehouse is an environmental biologist with the Scott Polar Research
Institute, University of Cambridge, and the Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull. Dr. Eric John Woehler is an expert on antarctic and subantarctic birds. Dr. David Woodruff is Professor of Biology at the University of California, San Diego.

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Table of Contents

Foreword How to use this book

Introduction Evolution Where animals live Balancing act Forest habitats Grasslands habitats Dry habitats Frozen habitats Aquatic habitats Urban & rural habitats Threats and challenges Conservation

Introduction Deciduous Woodlands The European Badger River Valleys Delta of Cota Donana Mountain Ranges The Mountaineers The Mediterranean Mediterranean Islands Flyways of Europe Coniferous Forests of Northern Europe Life Along the Shore Marshes and Wetlands

Introduction The Boreal Forest Caribou on the Move The Pacific Northwest Coniferous Forest The Rocky Mountains The Wolf in North America The Great Plains Prairie Dogs of the Plains The Great Basin Sagebrush Country Deserts of the Southwest Saguaro Cactus Community Eastern Deciduous Forest and the Appalachians Oak Forests of the Eastern States Salamanders of the Forest Coastal Plains Bird Migration

Introduction Central America Central American Rain Forests The Jaguar Amazon Rain Forests Life in the Treetops The Andes Wilderness The Condor The Galapagos Islands The Gran Chaco Patagonia Birds of the Pampas Llamas and their Relatives Life in the Caribbean

Introduction The Steppes of Central Asia The Siberian Wilderness Hot and Cold Deserts The Himalayas The Asian Big Cats The Indian Subcontinent The Mountains of Southwest China The Sundaland Tropical Rain Forests of Southeast Asia East Asia, Japan and Korea The Lower Mekong The Philippine Archipelago

Introduction The Sahara and Sahel The Congo Basin Primates of the Congo The Ethiopian Highlands East African Savanna Grassland Grazers Life in the Albertine Rift Birds of Africa The Miombo Woodlands The Okavango Africa's Big Carnivores Life in the Kalahari Madagascar: island habitat Africa's Coral Reefs

Introduction Monotremes and other Unique Animals Australia's Marsupials New Guinea Highlands The Great Barrier Reef Wildlife of Cape York Tropical Rain Forests The Tropical North The Australian Outback Water in the Desert Temperate Forests and Heathlands Parrots and Cockatoos of Australia New Zealand's island wildlife The Pacific Islands

Introduction Across the Tundra The Arctic Food Chain Summer Bloom The Polar Bear Long-distance Migrants Antarctica: frozen desert Penguin Parade Antarctic Birds

Introduction The Pacific Ocean The Atlantic Ocean The Indian Ocean The Arctic Ocean The Southern Ocean



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