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Part aspirational encyclopedia, part identification guide, 100 Birds to See in Your Lifetime provides detailed summary information and range maps, along with beautifully written profiles featuring unusual facts, anecdotes and its significance. Whilst many of the species would be on any bird enthusiast's wish list, the list has been fiercely debated by two renowned birding authors, using various criteria to arrive at a top 100. Some species are endangered and therefore a must to see and conserve; others are quite common but have a particular plumage or behaviour that makes them exceptional; and others have a legendary status amongst birdwatchers and the layman, such as the dancing Red-crowned Cranes and the spectacular Gyr Falcon.
This delightfully illustrated picture reference book contains exactly 1000 animals, from familiar farm animals to exotic creepy crawlies and fascinating undersea creatures. Each page has an array of animals to pore over. A wonderful book to share together
This beautifully illustrated book on camouflaged animals includes some of nature's greatest designs and is one of the most remarkable compilations of pictures on the subject ever published. These images have to be seen to be believed in terms of the subjects' remarkable imitations of their natural backgrounds which often aid them in their roles as hunting predator or prey attempting to avoid capture. Types of animal covered include invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds and all kinds of marine wildlife. The text, written by the expert authors and photographers, explains what is shown in each picture, giving insight from the actual observations. Subjects include colour-changing chameleons and fish, birds which look like tree branches, eggs which blend with their sand or gravel background, butterflies which perfectly imitate leaves, crab spiders which mimic the bright petals of their chosen bloom and Snow Leopards which merge seamlessly with the slopes on which they stalk their prey. Decades of work by the award-winning photographers are distilled down into this remarkable and eye-caching book.
Packed with facts and tantalising anecdotes from experts and bursting with colour photographs, learn all about big cats in this fresh take on the subject that kids with love.Its time to learn everything about big cats!Each book in the National Geographic Kids Everything series has more than 100 pictures, an explorers corner with from-the-field anecdotes and tips, fun facts throughout, maps and infographics, an illustrated diagram, a photo gallery, cool comparisons, a behind-the-scenes photograph, an interactive glossary, and more.
Prepare to be amazed by the most astounding feats in the natural world. Did you know that the mantis shrimp can punch its way through a sheet of glass, that the Bar-tailed Godwit can migrate 11,000km non-stop from Alaska to New Zealand, or that up to 40 million Mexican Free-tailed Bats gather in a single cave in Texas? This title is a must-have for all wildlife enthusiasts and it showcases the extremes of nature, from the biggest and smallest mammals and reptiles to the highest flying birds and insects, from the deepest swimming creatures to those that live in hottest and coldest places, to those that form the biggest gatherings, and so on. Through decades of experience in nature-writing Dominic Couzens has developed a unique style in imparting the wonders of the wildlife to millions of readers in many countries around the world. His engaging text, coupled with images from some of the world's foremost nature photographers, make this book very special indeed. Extreme Animals will be an endless source of wonder and fascinating facts for anyone with an interest in the natural world, and a book that should be on the shelves of any wildlife enthusiast.
A very important project, most beautifully realised. Sabina Radeva's thoughtful text and gorgeous pictures together tell the story of On The Origin of Species, and of Evolution itself, with clarity, humour and great charm. - Emma Darwin The first ever picture-book retelling of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species. On The Origin of Species has been the definitive explanation of the theory of evolution since it was first published in 1859. Now molecular biologist and illustrator Sabina Radeva unites her two passions to create a 64-page retelling of this seminal text.This accessible work brings evolution to the younger generation through stylish illustrations and a simple, easy-to-understand text.Pulling together Darwin's observations from his travels around the world and his groundbreaking - and controversial - explanation of how species form, develop and change over hundreds of thousands of years, On The Origin of Species is as relevant and important now as it ever was.
Pick a place. Choose a creature. Discover its story and the danger it faces. Then find out how to help it survive. 15 wild and wonderful creatures, all on the IUCN Red List, need our help - this important book is interactive, engaging and informative, and will inspire children to save their planet! Red Alert! is inspired and endorsed by the 'Red List' database maintained by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Currently the list includes over 70,000 species known to be at risk, but it grows larger all the time. "Absolutely beautiful and perfectly targeted for its audience. We are delighted to be involved." - Dr Craig Hilton-Taylor, Head of Red List Unit, IUCN The IUCN Red List is supported by Sir David Attenborough.
Explore ten diverse habitatsfrom the Amazon Rainforest, to Redwood National Park to the New Forestand listen to animals in the wild with this extraordinary sound book. Simply press the page to hear the exquisite sounds of animals around the world, from the pandas of the bamboo forest of China to the bald eagles of Tongass National Park in Alaska. A stunning interactive book for young nature lovers.
Our planet is full of life! Did you know there are 400,000 species of beetle - but only eight species of bear? This stunning book explores the extraordinary diversity of the natural world and profiles some of its most surprising creatures.A glorious celebration of diversity within the Animal Kingdom by non-fiction specialist Nicola Davies, illustrated by rising star Lorna Scobie. There is something to delight on every page with fascinating facts about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. This exquisite book will encourage children to treasure the world's biodiversity and help to stop it slipping away.
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