National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More!by National Geographic
Hey, why is that funny-looking monkey on TV hanging upside down? Is that fuzzy, chubby guy in the back yard a woodchuck or a groundhog? Now you can find answers to these and hundreds more questions and curiosities right at your fingertips! Featuring 2,500 species and packed with stunning color photographs, amazing animal facts, maps, and more, the… See more details below
Hey, why is that funny-looking monkey on TV hanging upside down? Is that fuzzy, chubby guy in the back yard a woodchuck or a groundhog? Now you can find answers to these and hundreds more questions and curiosities right at your fingertips! Featuring 2,500 species and packed with stunning color photographs, amazing animal facts, maps, and more, the new National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive on the market today, amazing and entertaining readers, while providing them with authoritative information about the animal kingdom. Kids love to look at animals and this book showcases more than 1,000 gorgeous color photographs as only National Geographicthe leader in wildlife photographycan. Thematic spreads take readers through animal homes and habitats, senses and communication, life cycle and babies, movement and migration, defenses, camouflage, and adaptation, and endangered animals and conservation. Special features in each section include ANIMAL PROFILES spreads that focus in-depth on a particular animal and ANIMAL RECORDS spreads that highlight superlatives such as fastest, tallest, smallest, etc. Exclusive FROM-THE-FIELD reports, that focus on National Geographic explorers and their stories about the animals they study, can only be found in this animal encyclopedia, adding to its entertainment and educational value.
Animals are organized by taxonomy within each section (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates), accompanied by common and scientific name, fact boxes (featuring lifespan, habitat, and size) and text describing diet, special features, and any other pertinent information. Symbols representing conservation and habitat status highlight a high-interest topic for kids, while color-coding on each section provides for ease of navigation. Backmatter will include a listing of animal species along with basic information including name (scientific and common), lifespan, diet, size, and habitat. A comprehensive glossary, index, and "find out more" section round out this must-have resource.
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- 9.20(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.20(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
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Bought the book for my seven year old grandson. He has not put the book down and sleeps with it most nights. He is very interested in animals, and uses the index to easily find what he is looking for. Great book, but wouldn't expect less from National Geographic.
The child I purchased this book for opened the book first and her parents had to MAKE her put the book down so she could open the rest of her gifts. The book was easy for her to read, she is 8 yrs old. She has always been a great lover of animals and she is learning so much from the book.
This is a very good book on animals! It gave me alot of information that I needed for a research report!
My granddaughter was thrilled with this book. She particularly likes to show her mother animals that she knows and her mother does not know. This will be particularly useful in her quest to become a biologist.