National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals With Photos, Maps, And More! by Lucy SpelmanNational Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals With Photos, Maps, And More! by Lucy Spelman

National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals With Photos, Maps, And More!

byLucy Spelman

Hardcover | October 23, 2012

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Hey, why is that funny-looking monkey on TV hanging upside down? Is that fuzzy, chubby guy in the back yard a woodchuck or a groundhog? Now you can find answers to these and hundreds more questions and curiosities right at your fingertips! Featuring 2,500 species and packed with stunning color photographs, amazing animal facts, maps, and more, the new National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive on the market today, amazing and entertaining readers, while providing them with authoritative information about the animal kingdom. Kids love to look at animals and this book showcases more than 1,000 gorgeous color photographs as only National Geographic--the leader in wildlife photography--can. Thematic spreads take readers through animal homes and habitats, senses and communication, life cycle and babies, movement and migration, defenses, camouflage, and adaptation, and endangered animals and conservation. Special features in each section include ANIMAL PROFILES spreads that focus in-depth on a particular animal and ANIMAL RECORDS spreads that highlight superlatives such as fastest, tallest, smallest, etc. Exclusive FROM-THE-FIELD reports, that focus on National Geographic explorers and their stories about the animals they study, can only be found in this animal encyclopedia, adding to its entertainment and educational value.

Animals are organized by taxonomy within each section (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates), accompanied by common and scientific name, fact boxes (featuring lifespan, habitat, and size) and text describing diet, special features, and any other pertinent information. Symbols representing conservation and habitat status highlight a high-interest topic for kids, while color-coding on each section provides for ease of navigation. Backmatter will include a listing of animal species along with basic information including name (scientific and common), lifespan, diet, size, and habitat. A comprehensive glossary, index, and "find out more" section round out this must-have resource.


Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1023-2 , $33.90/$39.00 Can
Lucy Spelman is a wildlife veterinarian, educator, public speaker, media consultant, and author with nearly ten years of work experience at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Board-certified by the American College of Zoological Medicine, she joined the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project in October 2006 as its Africa-based regional manag...
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Title:National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals With Photos, Maps, And More!Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 12.13 × 9.5 × 0.94 inShipping dimensions:12.13 × 9.5 × 0.94 inPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:National Geographic SocietyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1426310226

ISBN - 13:9781426310225

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Visuals A great book for visual learners. Beautiful pictures. Both adults and kids will enjoy it.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality! Excelllent Quality! Large book, very heavy. Beautiful pictures, bright colours. Lots of interesting facts. My son will love it!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great! has almost every animal you can think of! very good for kids
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book! Wonderful book filled with great information and the most beautiful pictures. My kids love looking through it!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Such a great book filled with a lot of information and beautiful pictures. My son loves it.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Interesting! Great facts and great quality photos! Love it!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good book beautiful phots, lovely to explore.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality Great layout, wonderful photos, interesting descriptions.
Date published: 2017-01-04

Editorial Reviews

“No kids, or animal-lover of any age, should be without the new National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia. This has to be the coolest book from NGK!” —Cookies and Clogs blog