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The Resource The encyclopedia of animals : a complete visual guide, [consultants, Fred Cooke... et al.]

The encyclopedia of animals : a complete visual guide, [consultants, Fred Cooke... et al.]

Label
The encyclopedia of animals : a complete visual guide
Title
The encyclopedia of animals
Title remainder
a complete visual guide
Statement of responsibility
[consultants, Fred Cooke... et al.]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 supplemented 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. -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
182
Dewey number
590.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
encyclopedias
Label
The encyclopedia of animals : a complete visual guide, [consultants, Fred Cooke... et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
Animals. The animal kingdom -- Classifying animals -- Evolution -- Biology and behavior -- Habitats and adaptations -- Animals in danger. Mammals. Monotremes -- Marsupials -- Xenarthrans -- Pangolins -- Insectivores -- Flying lemurs -- Tree shrews -- Bats -- Primates -- Prosimians -- Monkeys -- Apes -- Carnivores -- The dog family -- The bear family -- Mustelids -- Seals and sea lions -- The raccoon family -- Hyenas and aardwolf -- Civets and mongooses -- Cats -- Ungulates -- Elephants -- Dugong and manatees -- Horses, zebras, and asses -- Tapirs -- Rhinoceroses -- Hyraxes -- Aardvark -- The cattle family -- Deer -- Giraffe and okapi -- The camel family -- Pigs -- Peccaries -- Hippotamuses -- Cetaceans -- Rodents -- Lagomorphs -- Elephant shrews. Birds. Ratites and tinamous -- Gamebirds -- Waterfowl -- Penguins -- Divers and grebes -- Albatrosses and petrels -- Flamingos -- Herons and allies -- Pelicans and allies -- Birds of prey -- Cranes and allies -- Waders and shorebirds -- Pigeons and sandgrouse -- Parrots -- Cuckoos and turacos -- Owls -- Nightjars and allies -- Hummingbirds and swifts -- Mousebirds -- Trogons -- Kingfishers and allies -- Woodpeckers and allies -- Passerines. Reptiles. Tortoises and turtles -- Crocodilians -- Tuatara -- Amphisbaenians -- Lizards -- Snakes. Amphibians. Salamanders and newts -- Caecilians -- Frogs and toads. Fishes. Jawless fishes -- Sharks, rays, and allies -- Bony fishes -- Lungfishes and allies -- Bichirs and allies -- Primitive neopterygii -- Bonytongues and allies -- Eels and allies -- Sardines and allies -- Catfishes and allies -- Salmons and allies -- Dragonfishes and allies -- Lizardfishes and allies -- Lanternfishes -- Beardfishes -- Opahs and allies -- Cods, anglerfishes, and allies -- Spiny-rayed fishes. Invertebrates. Invertebrate chordates -- Sponges -- Cnidarians -- Flatworms -- Roundworms -- Mollusks -- Segmented worms -- Anthropods -- Arachnids -- Horseshoe crabs -- Sea spiders -- Myriapods -- Crustaceans -- Insects -- Dragonflies and damselflies -- Mantids -- Cockroaches -- Termites -- Crickets and grasshoppers -- Bugs -- Beetles -- Flies -- Butterflies and moths -- Bees, wasps, ants, and sawflies -- Other insects -- Insect allies -- Echinoderms -- Other invertebrates -- Glossary
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
608 p.
Isbn
9780520244061
Other physical details
col. ill. , maps , photographs
System control number
ocm56609096
Label
The encyclopedia of animals : a complete visual guide, [consultants, Fred Cooke... et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
Animals. The animal kingdom -- Classifying animals -- Evolution -- Biology and behavior -- Habitats and adaptations -- Animals in danger. Mammals. Monotremes -- Marsupials -- Xenarthrans -- Pangolins -- Insectivores -- Flying lemurs -- Tree shrews -- Bats -- Primates -- Prosimians -- Monkeys -- Apes -- Carnivores -- The dog family -- The bear family -- Mustelids -- Seals and sea lions -- The raccoon family -- Hyenas and aardwolf -- Civets and mongooses -- Cats -- Ungulates -- Elephants -- Dugong and manatees -- Horses, zebras, and asses -- Tapirs -- Rhinoceroses -- Hyraxes -- Aardvark -- The cattle family -- Deer -- Giraffe and okapi -- The camel family -- Pigs -- Peccaries -- Hippotamuses -- Cetaceans -- Rodents -- Lagomorphs -- Elephant shrews. Birds. Ratites and tinamous -- Gamebirds -- Waterfowl -- Penguins -- Divers and grebes -- Albatrosses and petrels -- Flamingos -- Herons and allies -- Pelicans and allies -- Birds of prey -- Cranes and allies -- Waders and shorebirds -- Pigeons and sandgrouse -- Parrots -- Cuckoos and turacos -- Owls -- Nightjars and allies -- Hummingbirds and swifts -- Mousebirds -- Trogons -- Kingfishers and allies -- Woodpeckers and allies -- Passerines. Reptiles. Tortoises and turtles -- Crocodilians -- Tuatara -- Amphisbaenians -- Lizards -- Snakes. Amphibians. Salamanders and newts -- Caecilians -- Frogs and toads. Fishes. Jawless fishes -- Sharks, rays, and allies -- Bony fishes -- Lungfishes and allies -- Bichirs and allies -- Primitive neopterygii -- Bonytongues and allies -- Eels and allies -- Sardines and allies -- Catfishes and allies -- Salmons and allies -- Dragonfishes and allies -- Lizardfishes and allies -- Lanternfishes -- Beardfishes -- Opahs and allies -- Cods, anglerfishes, and allies -- Spiny-rayed fishes. Invertebrates. Invertebrate chordates -- Sponges -- Cnidarians -- Flatworms -- Roundworms -- Mollusks -- Segmented worms -- Anthropods -- Arachnids -- Horseshoe crabs -- Sea spiders -- Myriapods -- Crustaceans -- Insects -- Dragonflies and damselflies -- Mantids -- Cockroaches -- Termites -- Crickets and grasshoppers -- Bugs -- Beetles -- Flies -- Butterflies and moths -- Bees, wasps, ants, and sawflies -- Other insects -- Insect allies -- Echinoderms -- Other invertebrates -- Glossary
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
608 p.
Isbn
9780520244061
Other physical details
col. ill. , maps , photographs
System control number
ocm56609096

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