Wildlife of the World

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Penguin, Oct 6, 2015 - Nature - 480 pages

Wildlife of the World takes you on a journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats-- from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole--meeting the most important animals in each ecosystem along the way.

In Wildlife of the World, truly spectacular portrait-style photography brings you "face-to-face" with individual animals in up-close and engrossing profiles on how the animals interact with their environments, mate, survive, and even play.

From the shaggy musk ox foraging in the Canadian high arctic to the angered Scottish wildcat prowling the Highlands to the rock-climbing gelada monkey of Ethiopia, each animal featured in Wildlife of the World plays a key role in its environment. An additional eighty-page illustrated reference section on the animal kingdom explains the animal groups and profiles additional species.

Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

 

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Contents

Great Rift Valley Lakes 184
184
Serengeti Savannas 192
192
Congo Basin 208
208
Okavango Delta 218
218
Kalahari Desert 228
228
Madagascan Dry Forests 236
236
Asia 244
245
Land Of Extremes 246
246

Yellowstone 34
34
Central Great Plains 44
44
Sierra Nevada 52
52
Mojave Desert 60
60
Florida Everglades 66
66
Central And South America 74
75
Land Of The Jaguar 76
76
Costa Rican Rainforest 78
78
Andean Yungas 84
84
Amazon Rainforest 90
90
The Pantanal 100
100
Andean Altiplano 108
108
Argentine Pampas 114
114
Galapagos Islands 122
122
Europe 130
131
Plains And Peninsulas 132
132
Norwegian Fjords 134
134
Scottish Highlands 140
140
The Camargue 146
146
Tagus Valley 152
152
The Alps 158
158
Bavarian Forest 164
164
Africa 174
175
A Sunbaked Land 176
176
Ethiopian Highlands 178
178
Arabian Highlands 248
248
Teraiduar Savannas 254
254
Eastern Himalayas 266
266
Upper Yangtze Forests 272
272
Gobi Desert 278
278
Nihonkai Montane Forest 284
284
Bornean Rainforest 292
292
Sulusulawesi Seas 302
302
Australasia 310
311
The Red Continent 312
312
New Guinea Montane Forest 314
314
North Australia Savannas 320
320
Great Sandytanami Desert 328
328
East Australian Forests 334
334
Great Barrier Reef 344
344
New Zealand Mixed Forest 354
354
Antarctica 360
361
Land Of Ice And Snow 362
362
Southern Ocean Islands 364
364
Antarctic Peninsula 370
370
The Animal Kingdom 376
376
Glossary 378
378
Index 382
382
Acknowledgments 478
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