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David Burnie, Don E. Wilson
Dorling Kindersley, 2011 - Nature - 632 pages
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The natural world is a dynamic place and our understanding of it is forever growing and changing. Since Animal was first published in 2001, the African elephant has been reclassified into two species, a cat-sized rat has been discovered in Papua New Guinea, the only plant-eating spider has been found in Central America, a bird-eating fanged frog has been located in Vietnam, and more than 1,250 new species of amphibians have been identified.

Fully revised and updated to take into account the latest scientific discoveries and developments, more than fifty new species, and changes to the distribution, population numbers, and conservation status of many animal groups, Animal brings together the expertise of natural history specialists and outstanding wildlife photographers to illustrate, describe, and explain the incredible range of creatures in the animal kingdom.

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Review: Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife

User Review  - Violetta - Goodreads

Great compendium of the natural world, with an easy to use organization. Sometimes I wished for a little longer entry for each animal (especially the more unusual ones), but then realized that doing ... Read full review

Review: Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife

User Review  - Kevin Carroll - Goodreads

I learned more about animals than I ever thought possible. I carried this book wherever I went. I could NOT put it down. As a result, my copy has fallen apart greatly. Read full review

About the author (2011)

David Burnie has written, or contributed to, more than 140 books, including DK's Bird, Ocean, and most recently, Natural History, and was Editor-in-Chief of the first edition of Animal.

Don E. Wilson is the Senior Scientist at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. He is the author of more than 180 publications and papers.

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