We use this book ALL THE TIME when my kids have projects or just want to learn about animals in the world Great reference I gave this to AJ last year for Valentine s Day, and we ve shared many happy hours paging through the enormous volume marveling at the beautiful pictures and the astonishing descriptions of the creatures contained therein.
Kind of enormous book, but so worth reading Get it in hardcover, that s the best If and when I own a coffee table this book will be on it.
We like playing guess which animal in which one of us reads the description of the animal until the other can guess it AJ currently holds the record of three seconds by guessing Venomous monotreme was a platypus Did you know echidnas are monotremes, too Off subject, but did you know my brother in law Dan has seen capybaras Like, on a road in front of him they may look cute and adorable in the Definitive Visual Guide to the World s Wildlife, but talk about Rodents of Unusual Size I wou In Its Breadth And Visual Impact, This Unique Guide Sets Out To Illustrate, Describe, And Explain The Incredible Range Of Creatures That Make Up The Animal Kingdom Exceptional Coverage This Authoritative Volume Starts With A Clear Introduction To The Animal World, Examining The Reasons For The Apparently Infinite Variety Of Animal Forms And Major Evolutionary Developments Animal Anatomy, Life Cycles And The Principles Of Classification Are Also Explored This Is Followed By A Superbly Illustrated Survey Of World Habitats, Showing How They [David Burnie] ê Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife [siglo-de-oro PDF] read Online ê Have Adapted To Each Environment, And The Threats That Face Both Wildlife And Plants Today The Main Part Of The Book, An Up To Date And Comprehensive Animal Catalog, Looks In Detail At Each Major Group And Provides Fascinating Profiles Of Over , Individual Species Visually Breathtaking Spectacular Photographic Portraits Bring A Vast Array Of Animals Vividly To Life, With Special Features On Well Known And Important Animals Such As The Galapagos Tortoise Each Species Profile Is Supported By Maps And Symbols Showing Distribution And Habitat, As Well As Key Information On Size, Population, And Conservation Status, Forming An Invaluable Reference Database Outstanding Reference Clear, Comprehensive, And Thought Provoking, The Smithsonian Animal Is Essential Reading For Wildlife Enthusiasts Of All Ages And Levels Of Experience I credit this book with truly growing my love of animals My friend s dad owned it, and every time I went to her house I would pour over this book, memorizing animals facts It s a beautiful, truly educational book showcasing the joy of animal creation.
obviously I haven t read this cover to coverbut it will remain in use as my definitive animal information guide for a long time.
It s a great coffee table book It ll probably always be on my currently reading shelf because it s so fun to pull out and flip to a random page Plus it s huge so it ll take awhile to get through every bit of information that s packed in.
Ê Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife Ê One of my favorite books An education.
Gorgeous illustrated, yet detailed guide to the animal kingdom.
Like many big DK books this is spectacular and in fact is better quality than most others It also being a DK book is very easy find remaindered and very good value if you do.
It s not exhaustive whenever I go to look something up it always seems to be missing the particular species I want, and the description of each animal is very brief However given the size and scope of the book, omissions and brevity are understandable and forgivable.
My four year old loves it.