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DK, 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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User Review  - BarbaraSilverman - LibraryThing

Excellent reference book regarding the world's wildlife. Short notes on the various species with longer notes regarding habitats, and an overall view of the animal species. Read full review

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User Review  - bbrian2 - Borders

A beautiful book from start to finish. Intuitive, non-cluttered layout, yet somehow they fit in most all information you would want into the text boxes. These photographs are top notch, descriptions ... Read full review

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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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