By: Tom Jackson(Author)
96 pages, 350+ photos and illustrations, colour distribution maps
This is a visual encyclopedia of amphibians, reptiles and mammals in the United States, Canada and South America, with over 350 illustrations. It is a fascinating encyclopedia for all the family about the astonishing animal kingdom of North and South America. A natural history guide section focuses on anatomy, senses and survival skills, and includes information about ecology and wildlife conservation. It includes many record-breaking animals and some of the largest animals in the world: the land carnivore, the Kodiak bear; the world's biggest rodent, the capybara; and one of the longest snakes, and the green anaconda.
Over 350 illustrations and photographs, including maps showing the distribution of animals throughout America, make An Illustrated Guide to the Animals of America perfect for schools or as a home study aid. This wonderful book is a fully illustrated guide to over 200 species of the amphibians, reptiles and mammals of America. The natural history section covers evolution, anatomy, survival and reproduction, plus endangered species and conservation. The main section describes the animals of the American continent and their habitats: the Arctic coasts have hooded seals, walruses and orcas; North America has black bears and moose; and the Amazon jungle is home to four-eyed frogs, giant anteaters and capuchin monkeys. With information on distribution, habitat, food, size, maturity, breeding, life span and status, this is an essential family reference book.
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Tom Jackson writes on natural history and science and has worked at Jersey Zoo and in Zimbabwe. His works include: Tropical Forest (Raintree) and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals of the World (Southwater).
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