A fascinating guide to the living world and animal survival on land, air and sea, illustrated with over 1,580 colour photographs.
Find out how animal bodies work, and explore animal habitats from the home of polar bears in the frozen Arctic to the Namib Desert where horses have adapted to the hot, dry climate.
Discover the physical prowess and specialist adaptations of wild animals, and learn about animal survival strategies and natural defences. An ideal reference book for 8-12 year-olds for home or school.
Counsulting editor Michael Chinery studied botany, zoology, geology and anthropology at Cambridge University. He has worked as an editor on a science magazine for young people, and on a number of British wildlife magazines. As a freelance editor and writer, he has contributed numerous articles to natural-history magazines and written and edited definitive field guides.