Wildlife of the World

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Penguin, Oct 6, 2015 - Nature - 480 pages

Experience the full force of nature with this stunning visual encyclopedia celebrating the world's most wonderful wildlife.

With an inspiring foreword by leading naturalist and wildlife photographer Chris Packham, this epic adventure takes you across the continents to meet all creatures big and small. You'll visit the deserts of Australia, the grasslands of Africa, the rainforests of South America, the mountains of Asia, and the coral reefs of Australia on this mind-blowing tour to meet the incredibly diverse range of life on Earth.

Breathtaking photography, animal profiles, accessible maps, and facts and stats combine to create this standout reference title. Revealing a wealth of species across hundreds of spectacular pages, Wildlife of the World introduces you to animals that roam, swim, and fly in each and every part of our planet.

Calling all globe-trotters, nature enthusiasts, and biology students, this is your chance to experience the animal kingdom as never before and gain an absolutely essential addition to your home library.

Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Reviews:

"[G]orgeous coffee table book of animal life across the planet...This book is a perfect reference guide, a delight to page through..." - Publishers Weekly

"If there's a must-have coffee-table book, this is it." - The Sacramento Bee

"Beautifully illustrated with handsome photographs." - Booklist (Starred Review)

"[A] big book filled with great photography." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Like a classic children's treasury book, this lavish work is an ideal option for researchers and browsers alike." - School Library Journal (Starred Review)

 

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This gorgeous coffee table book of animal life across the planet, including a section on habitats, is a comprehensive gathering of the world's seven continents divided into their main geological ... Read full review

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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