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The animal book : a visual encyclopedia of life on Earth / author, David Burnie.

Burnie, David. (Author). Smithsonian Institution. (Added Author). DK Publishing, Inc. (Added Author).

Summary:
 "Our world is filled with extraordinary diversity, from amoebas to zebras, from tiny toadstools to giant oaks. The wonders of the natural world are on display in The Animal Book. This guide to life on our planet is packed full of information about creatures big and small. This tome is structured according to scientific classification, with straightforward explanations of more than 1,500 specimens, each stunningly photographed. A "tree of life" greets readers at the beginning of the book, charting the complex and interconnected relationships between species. Every plant and animal is presented in proportion, with in-depth spreads giving a sense of scale to each organism. Feature spreads that focus on a single specimen let children get up close and personal with the world's most fascinating animals, making The Animal Book perfect not only for homework help but to satisfy kids' curiosity about the wealth of living creatures that inhabit our world"--Amazon.com

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781465414571
  • ISBN: 1465414576
  • ISBN: 9781465452566
  • ISBN: 1465452567
  • Physical Description: 304 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First American edition, 2013.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note:
At head fo title: DK Smithsonian.
Author from title page verso.
Includes index.
Ellsworth, Dee / memorial by William & Barbara Ellsworth.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Tree of life -- Microscopic life. Bacteria ; Single-celled life ; Zooplankton ; Seaweeds -- Fungi. Mushrooms ; Sac fungi and lichens ; Cup fungi -- Plants. Liverworts and mosses ; Ferns ; Conifers ; Flowering plants ; Venus flytrap ; Broad-leaved trees -- Invertebrates. Sponges ; Jellyfish, anemones, and corals ; Pacific sea nettle ; Worms ; Mollusks ; Giant clam ; Squid, octopuses, and cuttlefish ; Starfish, urchins, and sea cucumbers ; Centipedes and millipedes ; Spiders and relatives ; Sea spider ; Crustaceans -- Insects. Dragonflies and damselflies ; Stick insect ; Crickets and grasshoppers ; True bugs and treehoppers ; Praying mantis ; Beetles ; Butterflies and moths ; Slug moth caterpillar ; Flies ; Bees, wasps, and ants -- Fishes. Sharks, rays, and skates ; Whale shark ; Saltwater fishes ; Black-striped salema ; Deep-sea fishes ; Freshwater fishes -- Amphibians. Frogs and toads ; Tree frogs ; Salamanders and newts -- Reptiles. Turtles and tortoises ; Lizards ; Komodo dragon ; Snakes ; African bush viper ; Crocodiles and alligators -- Birds. Ostriches and relatives ; Game birds ; Pigeons and doves ; Parrots and cockatoos ; Military macaw ; Cuckoos and turacos ; Owls ; Barred owl ; Hummingbirds and swifts ; Kingfishers and relatives ; Toucans and woodpeckers ; Birds of prey ; King vulture ; Ducks, geese, and swans ; Penguins ; Emperor penguins ; Storks, ibises, and herons ; Pelicans and relatives ; Flamingos ; Cranes and relatives ; Waders, gulls, and auks ; Albatrosses ; Perching birds ; Red-backed shrike -- Mammals. Mammals with pouches ; Armadillos, sloths, and anteaters ; Hedgehogs and moles ; African elephants ; Rabbits, hares, and pikas ; Rodents ; Bushbabies, lemurs, and tarsiers ; Gibbons, apes, and humans ; Orangutans ; New world monkeys ; Old world monkeys ; Bats ; Honduran white bats ; Dogs, foxes, and relatives ; Bears ; Polar bear ; Seals and walrus ; Cats ; Lions ; Otters, raccoons, and weasels ; Mongooses, civets, and genets ; Meerkats ; Rhinos and tapirs ; Horses and relatives ; Plains zebras ; Cows, antelope, and sheep ; Hippopotamuses ; Pigs, peccaries, and deer ; Camels, llamas, and giraffes ; Giraffes ; Dolphins and porpoises ; Whales ; Humpback whale.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note:
20170630.
Subject: Animals > Juvenile literature.
Animals > Pictorial works > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.

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  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity J 590 BUR 2013 (Text) 31001101922350 Juvenile Non Fiction Available -


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