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Title Animals [electronic resource] : a visual encyclopedia. [electronic resource]

Imprint New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2008 (Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2011.)

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Edition 1st American ed.
Description 1 online resource (143 entries) : 4514 images, digital files.
Contents Foreword -- Animals in danger -- Animal kingdom -- What is an animal? -- Animal behavior -- An animal's life cycle -- World habitats -- Animals in danger --
Mammals -- What is a mammal? -- Marsupials -- Flying mammals -- Insect eaters -- Bats -- Listening bats -- Primates -- New world, old world -- The unique gelada -- Apes -- Prosimian primates -- Rodents -- A world of rodents -- Beaver engineers -- Whales and dolphins -- A world of whales -- Mother and calf -- Dolphin communication -- Dogs -- Born for the cold! -- Bears -- Saving giant pandas -- Cats -- Lion teamwork -- A world of cats -- Playing to survive -- Weasels and their relatives -- At home with sea otters -- Civets and relatives -- Seals and sea lions -- I am the walrus -- Elephants -- Elephant family -- Dugong and manatees -- Horses and zebras -- Giraffe and okapi -- Rhinoceroses -- Battling hippos -- Camels and relatives -- Deer -- Cattle and antelope -- Wildebeest migration --
Birds -- What is a bird? -- A world of birds -- Birds of a feather -- Birds of prey -- Bald eagle -- Silent owls -- Gamebirds -- Seabirds and shorebirds -- Penguins -- The wandering albatross -- Pelicans and relatives -- Waterbirds -- Migration: Snow geese -- Kingfishers and relatives -- Flamingos -- Herons and relatives -- Parrots -- Hummingbirds -- Woodpeckers and toucans -- Amazing nests -- Perching birds -- Starlings -- A world of eggs --
Reptiles -- What is a reptile? -- Reptile birthday -- Tortoises and turtles -- Snakes -- Lizards -- Chameleons -- Geckos, skinks, and others -- Iguanas, monitors, and relatives -- Crocodiles and alligators --
Amphibians -- What is an amphibian? -- Salamanders and newts -- Frogs and toads -- Marine toad -- Poison dart frogs -- Frogs and toads --
Fish -- What is a fish? -- A world of sharks -- The big-headed hammerhead -- Killer sharks? -- Skates and rays -- Bony fish -- Schools -- Fishing for prey -- Giant grouper -- Deep-sea fish -- Spawning salmon --
Invertebrates -- What is an invertebrate? -- Sponges -- Sea anemones -- Jellyfish -- Corals -- Worms -- Mollusks -- Slugs and snails -- Octopuses and squid -- A world of shells -- Arthropods -- Dragonflies and damselflies -- Stick and leaf insects -- Grasshoppers and crickets -- Mantids -- Cockroaches -- Bugs -- Treehoppers -- A world of beetles -- Wetas -- Ants -- Termites -- Bees and wasps -- Flies -- Butterflies and moths -- Moths and butterflies -- Scorpions -- Spiders -- Spider silk -- Crustaceans -- Spider crabs -- Centipedes and millipedes -- Echinoderms -- Glossary.
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Summary Authoritative yet accessible, Animals catalogs everything from aardvarks to zebras with special focus on the superlatives that appeal to children: biggest, fastest, strongest, and strangest. Stunning action photography puts our animal neighbors in context and shows them in their natural habitats, interacting with other animals and taking part in amazing migrations, feeding frenzies, and more.
Form Also available in print version.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Animals -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile.
Zoology -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author DK Publishing, Inc.
Credo Reference (Firm)
Note Based on the print title: Animals : a children's encyclopedia.
Other Form: Print version: 075664027X 9780756640279 (DLC) 2008004654 304 p. : col. ill., 1 col. map
ISBN 9781780340791 (online)
9780756640279 (print)

 
    
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