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Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife

Popular Science
A sweeping (over)view of the animal kingdom with a remarkable cover

Edited By: David Burnie

632 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations and distribution maps throughout

Dorling Kindersley

Hardback | Sep 2011 | Edition: 2 | #191687 | ISBN-13: 9781405362337
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NHBS Price: £29.99 $38/€36 approx

About this book

A visual guide to the world's wildlife covering over 2,000 species, from tiny elephant shrews to great baleen whales. "Animal" was written by a team of over 70 zoologists and naturalists from around the globe. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect changes in our knowledge of the animal world. As well as important updates on the distribution, population and conservation status of many animal groups, this new edition includes more breathtaking photography and 50 new species that have been discovered since "Animal" was first published 10 years ago, including creatures such as the tube-nosed bat, the ghost slug, and the remarkable yeti lobster.

What book would you take to a desert island? I have been asked this before, and I remain true to my original choice - it would be Animal. -- Virginia McKenna, Actress And Wildlife Campaigner Daily Mail 20090410


Contents

Preface 8
About this book 10
Introduction 12
Habitats 36

The Animal Kingdom 84
Mammals 86
Birds 262
Reptiles 370
Amphibians 436
Fish 466
Invertebrates 530

Glossary 606
Index 610
Acknowledgments 632


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