eBook Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756698960
  • ISBN-13: 9780756698966
  • DDC: 590
  • Grade Level Range: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Following in the footsteps of DK's bestselling adult title Animal, Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia reveals the wonders of the animal kindgom to a younger readership. Introductory spreads provide a scientific definition of the term "animal" and show how the animal kingdom fits into the greater tree of life. The important subdivisions of the animal kingdom and the concept of classification are explained in simple terms. There is also a comprehensive look at animal habitats. The main body of the book is made up of entries on animal groups and species. Every branch of the tree is included, from jellyfish to higher mammals, but the coverage is greatest for animals of most interest to children, particularly invertebrates and mammals. Animals Encyclopedia is not a catalog of facts and photos - it is a visual celebration of the natural world. The book showcases the wonders of the animal world with world class photography and wildlife spectacles, such as the great wildebeest migration across east Africa and the feeding frenzies of hammerhead sharks. Key facts are given in note form or visually where possible, allowing information to be absorbed at a glance. Maps show geographical ranges; silhouettes reveal size relative to humans; and concise fact file entries summarize habitat, social behavior, conservation status, diet, longevity, and life history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Foreword.
1: Animal Kingdom.
2: What is an Animal?.
3: Animal Behavior.
4: An Animal’s Life Cycle.
5: World Habitats.
6: Animals in Danger.
7: Mammals.
8: What is a Mammal?.
9: Marsupials.
10: Gliding Mammals.
11: Insect Eaters.
12: Bats.
13: Listening Bats.
14: Primates.
15: New World, Old World.
16: The Unique Gelada.
17: Apes.
18: Prosimian Primates.
19: Rodents.
20: A World of Rodents.
21: Beaver Engineers.
22: Whales and Dolphins.
23: A World of Whales.
24: Mother and Calf.
25: Dolphin Communication.
26: Dogs.
27: Born for the Cold!.
28: Bears.
29: Saving Giant Pandas.
30: Cats.
31: Lion Teamwork.
32: A World of Cats.
33: Playing to Survive.
34: Weasels and Their Relatives.
35: At Home with Sea Otters.
36: Civets and Relatives.
37: Seals and Sea Lions.
38: I am the Walrus.
39: Elephants.
40: Elephant Family.
41: Dugongs and Manatees.
42: Horses and Zebras.
43: Giraffe and Okapi.
44: Rhinoceroses.
45: Battling Hippos.
46: Camels and Relatives.
47: Deer.
48: Cattle and Antelope.
49: Wildebeest Migration.
50: Birds.
51: What is a Bird?.
52: A World of Birds.
53: Birds of a Feather.
54: Birds of Prey.
55: Bald Eagle.
56: Silent Owls.
57: Gamebirds.
58: Seabirds and Shorebirds.
59: Penguins.
60: The Wandering Albatross.
61: Pelicans and Relatives.
62: Waterbirds.
63: Migration: Snow Geese.
64: Kingfishers and Relatives.
65: Flamingos.
66: Herons and Relatives.
67: Parrots.
68: Hummingbirds.
69: Woodpeckers and Toucans.
70: Amazing Nests.
71: Perching Birds.
72: Starlings.
73: A World of Eggs.
74: Reptiles.
75: What is a Reptile?.
76: Reptile Birthday.
77: Tortoises and Turtles.
78: Snakes.
79: Lizards.
80: Chameleons.
81: Geckos, Skinks, and Others.
82: Iguanas, Monitors, and Relatives.
83: Crocodiles and Alligators.
84: Amphibians.
85: What is an Amphibian?.
86: Salamanders and Newts.
87: Frogs and Toads.
88: Marine Toad.
89: Poison Dart Frogs.
90: Frogs and Toads.
91: Fishes.
92: What is a Fish?.
93: A World of Sharks.
94: The Big-Headed Hammerhead.
95: Killer Sharks?.
96: Skates and Rays.
97: Bony Fishes.
98: Schools.
99: Fishing for Food.
100: Giant Grouper.
101: Deep-Sea Fishes.
102: Spawning Salmon.
103: Invertebrates.
104: What is an Invertebrate?.
105: Sponges.
106: Sea Anemones.
107: Jellyfish.
108: Corals.
109: Worms.
110: Mollusks.
111: Snails and Slugs.
112: Octopuses and Squid.
113: A World of Shells.
114: Arthropods.
115: Dragonflies and Damselflies.
116: Stick and Leaf Insects.
117: Grasshoppers and Crickets.
118: Mantids.
119: Cockroaches.
120: Bugs.
121: Treehoppers.
122: A World of Beetles.
123: Wetas.
124: Ants.
125: Termites.
126: Bees and Wasps.
127: Flies.
128: Butterflies and Moths.
129: Moths and Butterflies.
130: Scorpions.
131: Spiders.
132: Spider Silk.
133: Crustaceans.
134: Spider Crabs.
135: Centipedes and Millipedes.
136: Echinoderms.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.