National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More!

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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 ...

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Overview

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 Geographic—the leader in wildlife photography—can. 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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“No kids, or animal-lover of any age, should be without the new National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia. This has to be the coolest book from NGK!” --Cookies and Clogs blog
School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—Covering the animal kingdom in a 304-page book is no easy task; the recorded number of species and sub-species is mind boggling, as well as in constant flux (as extinction takes away, conservation and discovery replenish). This update of the 2000 edition offers more than double the content. It crams in useful fast facts about at least 2500 animals, while easing the information overload with "Field Reports" on high-interest animals and some rather spectacular whole-spread photographs. Before the title dives into the different classes of the animal kingdom, an introductory chapter discusses life cycles and young, senses and communication, migration, homes and habitats, and adaptations for survival. Information about the endangered status of some species and about conservation efforts is also included. Because the book aims to represent as much animal diversity as possible, entries are not listed alphabetically but by animal group within the larger class. Users seeking a specific animal will be reliant on the index to discover whether the animal they want is included or not. Side boxes tend to get buried among the entries, but since the encyclopedia is designed for browsing and discovery, that is a minor issue. The decision to use photographs instead of illustrations, which make up the bulk of the previous edition, adds to the vibrancy of this volume. An excellent addition to school and public libraries alike, for both reference and circulation.—Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426310225
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 10/23/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 26,681
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    This is a very good book on animals! It gave me alot of informat

    This is a very good book on animals! It gave me alot of information that I needed for a research report!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Highly recommend this for any child that loves animals.

    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.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    Wonderful Reference

    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.

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