A new series of books for animal and nature lovers. These attractive and concise reference works are illustrated in full color throughout with photos and diagrams. Each title contains a lively and authoritative introduction to the subject, followed by a fully illustrated directory of popular species or types. Many titles incorporate a key of at-a-glance characteristics, enabling the reader to assess the most desirable and suitable elements of a particular animal, plant or stone.
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