The Animal Book

A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth

Contributions by Smithsonian Institution
Hardcover
$24.99 US
8.81"W x 11.19"H x 1.02"D  
On sale Aug 19, 2013 | 304 Pages | 9781465414571
| Grades 4-7
If you’re wild about animals, this visual encyclopedia for kids is the ultimate page-turner, bringing our planet’s creatures together in spectacular style.

This engaging encyclopedia welcomes children aged 9-12 to the animal kingdom where they can meet more than 1,500 species big and small, ranging from ants to zebras and everything in between.

Striking pictures bring kids face to face with giant predators they know and love, including polar bears and tigers, as well as mysterious microscopic life, including amoebas and bacteria. Our World in Pictures The Animal Book is the ideal guide for all budding zoologists, as well as those who simply want to brush up on their animal knowledge.

This animal encyclopedia for children offers:

- Striking and detailed diagrams, drawings, and illustrations on every page.
- A highly visual approach to learning.
- An ideal combination of colorful diagrams with informative snippets of text.
- Material made in collaboration with The Smithsonian Institution.

This in-depth look at the animal kingdom shows a variety of animal habitats in beautiful detail, while accessible information, additional fact boxes, and amazing galleries complete the stories. A jaw-dropping spectrum of animal types – from fish and birds to reptiles and mammals – provides a learning experience like no other in this thrilling animal guide for kids.
David Burnie is a zoology graduate and fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Having started out as a nature-preserve ranger and biologist, he has since forged a successful career as a writer and consultant specializing in wildlife and plants. He has written and contributed to more than 140 books and multimedia titles on nature and the environment, including DK's Animal and Natural History encyclopedias. He was shortlisted for the Royal Society's Aventis Prize in 2005. View titles by David Burnie
"The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth is an 'amoebas to zebras' reference destined to pique the interest of young readers and provide years of homework help for ages 8 to 12.... a comprehensive, at-a-glance guide illustrated with brilliant color photography, accompanied by facts that prove to be easily digestible." – BookPage
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If you’re wild about animals, this visual encyclopedia for kids is the ultimate page-turner, bringing our planet’s creatures together in spectacular style.

This engaging encyclopedia welcomes children aged 9-12 to the animal kingdom where they can meet more than 1,500 species big and small, ranging from ants to zebras and everything in between.

Striking pictures bring kids face to face with giant predators they know and love, including polar bears and tigers, as well as mysterious microscopic life, including amoebas and bacteria. Our World in Pictures The Animal Book is the ideal guide for all budding zoologists, as well as those who simply want to brush up on their animal knowledge.

This animal encyclopedia for children offers:

- Striking and detailed diagrams, drawings, and illustrations on every page.
- A highly visual approach to learning.
- An ideal combination of colorful diagrams with informative snippets of text.
- Material made in collaboration with The Smithsonian Institution.

This in-depth look at the animal kingdom shows a variety of animal habitats in beautiful detail, while accessible information, additional fact boxes, and amazing galleries complete the stories. A jaw-dropping spectrum of animal types – from fish and birds to reptiles and mammals – provides a learning experience like no other in this thrilling animal guide for kids.

Author

David Burnie is a zoology graduate and fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Having started out as a nature-preserve ranger and biologist, he has since forged a successful career as a writer and consultant specializing in wildlife and plants. He has written and contributed to more than 140 books and multimedia titles on nature and the environment, including DK's Animal and Natural History encyclopedias. He was shortlisted for the Royal Society's Aventis Prize in 2005. View titles by David Burnie

Praise

"The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth is an 'amoebas to zebras' reference destined to pique the interest of young readers and provide years of homework help for ages 8 to 12.... a comprehensive, at-a-glance guide illustrated with brilliant color photography, accompanied by facts that prove to be easily digestible." – BookPage

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