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The Illustrated Atlas of Wildlife
     

The Illustrated Atlas of Wildlife

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by Channa Bambaradeniya, Cinthya Flores, Joshua Ginsberg, Dwight Holing, Susan Lumpkin
 

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

Overview

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

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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

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe Book Section
“Lets you hold a collection of 800 stunning images and a wealth of easily digestible facts in your hands”
Washington Post Book World
“With ample maps and photos, this is a book that can be browsed endlessly.”
Wildlife Conservation Magazine
“Showcasing in scientific detail bizarre, beautiful, and highly specialized wildlife for each location.”
Boston Sunday Globe
“This beautiful, oversized book is a first-rate work of reference that invites hours of browsing.”
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520257856
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/17/2009
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
889,557
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 13.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"Lets you hold a collection of 800 stunning images and a wealth of easily digestible facts in your hands"—Boston Globe Book Section

"With ample maps and photos, this is a book that can be browsed endlessly."

Washington Post Book World

"Showcasing in scientific detail bizarre, beautiful, and highly specialized wildlife for each location."—Wildlife Conservation Magazine

"This beautiful, oversized book is a first-rate work of reference that invites hours of browsing."—Boston Sunday Globe

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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