Filled with magnificent photographs that were specially commissioned for this book and cannot be seen anywhere else. Written in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
This visual reference book starts with the question “what is an animal?” and takes you through the animal kingdom – mammals, reptiles, birds, and sea creatures. It uses a unique head-to-toe approach that showcases in spectacular detail special features like the flight feathers of a parrot, the antenna of a moth, or the tentacles of coral.
This visual encyclopedia is filled with clear and fascinating information on everything about the social lives of animals. Read exciting stories like how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates.
Learn how evolution has helped wildlife to adapt to their unique environments, whether it’s the ability to live in difficult habitats, adjust to specific diets, or how they work physically.
Humans have drawn and painted animals for thousands of years. Zoology has included some of these, like early rock art that depicts our awe of the animal kingdom or natural history artworks like those commissioned by the Mughal Courts in the 1600s.
Dramatic Wildlife Photography
Spectacular, never-before-seen photographs that will bring you close to many of the world’s most captivating and intriguing inhabitants. This book offers an extraordinary introduction to the animal world by taking you through chapters that details their diversity.
Go from head to toe in Zoology:
The animal kingdom
Shape and size
Skins, coats, and armor
Mouth and jaws
Legs, arms, tentacles, and tails
Fins, flippers, and paddles
Wings and parachutes
Eggs and offspring