512 pages, colour photos, 1800+ colour illustrations, 800+ colour distribution maps
This is an expert reference guide to 840 amphibians, reptiles and mammals from every continent. It is a comprehensive encyclopedia of over 840 animals from North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia, all beautifully illustrated with over 1000 commissioned artworks and photographs, and over 800 distribution maps. From the smallest mouse to the largest whale, this book offers a detailed and thorough guide to an array of reptiles, amphibians and mammals, exploring their habits and habitats. It includes comprehensive biological and environmental data on evolution, anatomy and ecology, with special features on endangered species and wildlife conservation. It features a technical glossary explaining key biological and zoological terms for quick and easy reference.
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Tom Jackson is an experienced author of natural history and science books. Since graduating with a degree in zoology from Bristol University, England, he has worked at Jersey Zoo and has been involved in the conservation of endangered wildlife in Zimbabwe. As a travel journalist, he has explored the wondrous Galapagos Islands and the Amazonian rainforests.