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The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide
  

The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide (Hardback)

Edited by McKay, George
Volume editor Cooke, F.
Volume editor Hutchinson, Stephen
Volume editor Vogt, Richard G.
Volume editor Dingle, Hugh

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The Encyclopedia of Animals is a lavishly illustrated, authoritative, and comprehensive exploration of the rich and intriguing world of animals. Written by an international team of specialists, spectacularly adorned with a gallery of more than 2,000 color illustrations, and suppl...emented with distribution maps, detailed and beautifully rendered diagrams, and some of the world's finest wildlife photographs, this volume will become the standard by which all others are measured. Each page is expertly laid out to enhance either browsing or in-depth study. Readers will find detailed coverage of all sorts of animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and invertebrates. The Encyclopedia includes an introductory overview of animal evolution, biology, behavior, classification, habitats, and current conservation issues. An extensive encyclopedic survey of the animals follows, with special attention given to endangered and vulnerable species. All information is completely up-to-date, with the most recent scientific and conservation data. Elegant graphics put a broad selection of information at readers' fingertips, including classification information, scientific and common names, distribution maps for all animal groups, conservation panels that focus on threatened species, accurate and detailed anatomical drawings, and illustrations of multiple species. Each section is color coded for easy identification of animal groups. Feature pages explore topics of particular interest and provide insights into animal behavior. With its expansive scope, richly detailed information, and inviting design, this will be the ideal reference for a broad range of uses.
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ISBN 9780520244061
Released NZ 15 Nov 2004
Publisher University of California Press
Format Hardback
Availability
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780520244061
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Released 15 Nov 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by McKay, George
Volume editor Cooke, F.
Volume editor Hutchinson, Stephen
Volume editor Vogt, Richard G.
Volume editor Dingle, Hugh
Category Reference Works
Zoology & Animal Sciences
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 608
Dimensions Width: 241mm
Height: 273mm
Spine: 38mm
Dewey Code 590.3
Weight 2,514g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Animals - Encyclopedias.
NBS Text Life Sciences: Zoology
ONIX Text General/trade

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