The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia

by David Burnie

Hardcover(Reissue)

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Overview

Meet an amazing menagerie of creatures on this breathtaking safari through the animal kingdom. The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia spans Earth from pole to pole, covering 2,000 animals from the tiniest protozoan to the mightiest mammal.

Each entry describes the animal's characteristics, behavior, and distribution, and gives their Latin names. The meticulously researched information is highlighted by clear, authoritative writing and more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations. Throughout the book, special feature panels focus on various aspects of animal behavior such as camouflage, migration, and hibernation. With comprehensive back-matter including a glossary, alternative name index, and general index, this one-stop reference tool is perfect for research or for browsing by animal-lovers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753474594
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Series: Kingfisher Encyclopedias Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 782,934
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

David Burnie studied zoology and botany at the University of Bristol in England, and has worked as a nature reserve ranger and biologist. He has written and contributed to many award-winning books and multimedia titles, and has acted as a consultant and scriptwriter for many natural history programs. He is an avid birdwatcher, botanist, and bug-hunter.

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Classification8
Simple Animals12
Cnidarians14
Flatworms and Roundworms17
Segmented Worms18
Mollusks
Chitons and Tooth Shells20
Gastropods21
Bivalves26
Cephalopods30
Arachnids
Spiders32
Scorpions, Ticks, and Mites36
Sea Spiders and Horseshoe Crabs37
Crustaceans38
Crabs42
Centipedes and Millipedes47
Insects
Wingless Insects48
Lice, Thrips, and Webspinners49
Dragonflies, Mayflies, and Stoneflies50
Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets52
Stick Insects, Mantises, and Cockroaches54
Termites and Earwigs55
True Bugs56
Lacewings, Caddisflies, and Fleas58
Beetles60
Flies68
Butterflies72
Moths80
Ants, Bees, and Wasps84
Echinoderms90
Chordates
Simple Chordates92
Jawless Fish93
Cartilaginous Fish
Sharks94
Skates, Rays, and Ratfish100
Bony Fish
Lungfish, Bichirs, and Bonytongues102
Herring and Their Relatives104
Salmon and Their Relatives106
Bristlemouths and Hatchetfish108
Eels109
Carp and Their Relatives110
Characins and Their Relatives114
Catfish and Electric Eels116
Toadfish and Anglerfish117
Codfish and Their Relatives118
Lionfish, Dories, and Oarfish120
Flyingfish, Grunions, and Seahorses122
Perch and Their Relatives124
Triggerfish132
Flatfish133
Amphibians
Frogs and Toads134
Salamanders and Caecilians142
Reptiles
Crocodiles and Alligators144
Lizards and Tuataras146
Snakes152
Turtles and Tortoises160
Birds
Flightless Birds162
Loons, Grebes, and Petrels164
Pelicans and Their Relatives166
Herons and Their Relatives168
Swans, Geese, and Ducks170
Birds of Prey174
Gamebirds180
Cranes and Their Relatives184
Shorebirds186
Jaegers, Gulls, and Terns190
Auks193
Pigeons and Doves194
Parrots196
Owls200
Nightjars and Frogmouths202
Cuckoos and Their Relatives203
Swifts and Hummingbirds204
Trogons and Mousebirds205
Kingfishers and Their Relatives206
Woodpeckers and Toucans208
Perching Birds210
Mammals
Egg-Laying Mammals230
Marsupials231
Anteaters, Armadillos, Sloths, Pangolins, and Aardvarks236
Moles, Hedgehogs, and Shrews238
Flying Lemurs and Tree Shrews239
Bats240
Primates242
Rabbits, Hares, and Pikas250
Rodents251
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises258
Dogs and Foxes264
Bears268
Pandas and Raccoons270
Mustelids271
Genets, Civets, and Mongooses274
Hyenas and Aardwolves275
Cats276
Seals, Sea Lions, and Manatees280
Elephants282
Hyraxes283
Horses, Rhinoceroses, and Tapirs284
Pigs, Peccaries, and Hippopotamuses286
Camels and Their Relatives288
Deer290
Giraffes and Okapis294
Pronghorns294
Antelope, Cattle, and Their Relatives295
Glossary304
Index308

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