This book is a fully illustrated expert guide to over 575 mammals, amphibians and reptiles found on the African and European continents. Animals are grouped for easy reference according to their related types. Easy-to-read information panels detail distribution, habitat, food sources, size, lifespan and conservation status, and additional information about the less common species is presented in at-a-glance panels throughout the book. A fascinating natural history section explains how animals adapt to their habitats, and provides information about anatomy, reproduction, ecology, migration, hibernation, biomes, endangered species and wildlife conservation. This comprehensive reference book is beautifully illustrated with over 750 specially commissioned detailed illustrations, over 120 amazing photographs and hundreds of distribution maps. It is a must-have volume for everyone who is enthralled by the incredible world of animals and who wants to understand more about them.