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Title Animals : a visual encyclopedia
Edition First American edition
Published New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (143 entries) : 4514 images, digital files
Contents Foreword -- Animals in danger -- Animal kingdom -- What is an animal? -- Animal behavior -- An animal's life cycle -- World habitats -- Animals in danger
Amphibians -- What is an amphibian? -- Salamanders and newts -- Frogs and toads -- Marine toad -- Poison dart frogs -- Frogs and toads
Birds -- What is a bird? -- A world of birds -- Birds of a feather -- Birds of prey -- Bald eagle -- Silent owls -- Gamebirds -- Seabirds and shorebirds -- Penguins -- The wandering albatross -- Pelicans and relatives -- Waterbirds -- Migration: Snow geese -- Kingfishers and relatives -- Flamingos -- Herons and relatives -- Parrots -- Hummingbirds -- Woodpeckers and toucans -- Amazing nests -- Perching birds -- Starlings -- A world of eggs
Fish -- What is a fish? -- A world of sharks -- The big-headed hammerhead -- Killer sharks? -- Skates and rays -- Bony fish -- Schools -- Fishing for prey -- Giant grouper -- Deep-sea fish -- Spawning salmon
Invertebrates -- What is an invertebrate? -- Sponges -- Sea anemones -- Jellyfish -- Corals -- Worms -- Mollusks -- Slugs and snails -- Octopuses and squid -- A world of shells -- Arthropods -- Dragonflies and damselflies -- Stick and leaf insects -- Grasshoppers and crickets -- Mantids -- Cockroaches -- Bugs -- Treehoppers -- A world of beetles -- Wetas -- Ants -- Termites -- Bees and wasps -- Flies -- Butterflies and moths -- Moths and butterflies -- Scorpions -- Spiders -- Spider silk -- Crustaceans -- Spider crabs -- Centipedes and millipedes -- Echinoderms -- Glossary
Mammals -- What is a mammal? -- Marsupials -- Flying mammals -- Insect eaters -- Bats -- Listening bats -- Primates -- New world, old world -- The unique gelada -- Apes -- Prosimian primates -- Rodents -- A world of rodents -- Beaver engineers -- Whales and dolphins -- A world of whales -- Mother and calf -- Dolphin communication -- Dogs -- Born for the cold! -- Bears -- Saving giant pandas -- Cats -- Lion teamwork -- A world of cats -- Playing to survive -- Weasels and their relatives -- At home with sea otters -- Civets and relatives -- Seals and sea lions -- I am the walrus -- Elephants -- Elephant family -- Dugong and manatees -- Horses and zebras -- Giraffe and okapi -- Rhinoceroses -- Battling hippos -- Camels and relatives -- Deer -- Cattle and antelope -- Wildebeest migration
Reptiles -- What is a reptile? -- Reptile birthday -- Tortoises and turtles -- Snakes -- Lizards -- Chameleons -- Geckos, skinks, and others -- Iguanas, monitors, and relatives -- Crocodiles and alligators
Summary Authoritative yet accessible, Animals catalogs everything from aardvarks to zebras with special focus on the superlatives that appeal to children: biggest, fastest, strongest, and strangest. Stunning action photography puts our animal neighbors in context and shows them in their natural habitats, interacting with other animals and taking part in amazing migrations, feeding frenzies, and more
Subject Animals -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile.
Zoology -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Juvenile works.
Encyclopedias.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008004654
ISBN 1780340796
9781780340791 (Credo)
9781780340791 (online)
(print)
Other Titles Based on the print title: Animals : a children's encyclopedia