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The Encyclopedia of Animals : A Complete Visual Guide: McKay, George (CON)/ Vogt, Richard (CON)/ Dingle, Hugh (CON)/ Cooke, F: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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The Encyclopedia of Animals : A Complete Visual Guide
The Encyclopedia of Animals : A Complete Visual Guide
出版社 : Univ of California Pr
出版年月 : 2004/10
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9780520244061

BookWeb価格 : MYR 166.16
会員価格 : MYR 149.54

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言語 : English
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内容情報
Source: ENG
Place of Publication: United States
Academic Level: Undergraduate
Review:
PW Annex Reviews
Library Journal - Reference Supplement 2005
LJ Reviews 2004 November #2
Baker & Taylor Forecast - March 2005 (Merged With Book Alert)
Booklist Reviews 2005 March #1

"The Encyclopedia of Animals" is a lavishly illustrated, authoritative, and comprehensive exploration of the rich and intriguing world of animals. Written by an international team of specialists, spectacularly adorned with a gallery of more than 2,000 color illustrations, and supplemented with distribution maps, detailed and beautifully rendered diagrams, and some of the world's finest wildlife photographs, this volume will become the standard by which all others are measured. Each page is expertly laid out to enhance either browsing or in-depth study. Readers will find detailed coverage of all sorts of animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and invertebrates. "The Encyclopedia" includes an introductory overview of animal evolution, biology, behavior, classification, habitats, and current conservation issues. An extensive encyclopedic survey of the animals follows, with special attention given to endangered and vulnerable species. All information is completely up-to-date, with the most recent scientific and conservation data.Elegant graphics put a broad selection of information at readers' fingertips, including classification information, scientific and common names, distribution maps for all animal groups, conservation panels that focus on threatened species, accurate and detailed anatomical drawings, and illustrations of multiple species. Each section is color coded for easy identification of animal groups. Feature pages explore topics of particular interest and provide insights into animal behavior. With its expansive scope, richly detailed information, and inviting design, this will be the ideal reference for a broad range of uses. This title is completely up-to-date, with the most recent scientific information and conservation data. It includes a gallery of more than 2,000 illustrations. It features authoritative text contributed by a team of international specialists. It includes lavish color photographs from leading wildlife photographers. It also includes distribution maps for all animal groups. It features detailed explanatory scientific diagrams. It includes feature pages that explore topics of particular interest and provide insights into animal behavior.

Contents
How to use this book THE ANIMAL WORLD Animal life Animals through the ages Classifying animals Biology and behavior Habitats and adaptation Animals in danger MAMMALS Introducing mammals Monotremes Marsupials Anteaters Insectivores Tree shrews Flying lemurs Bats Primates Carnivores Whales and dolphins Sea cows Elephants Hoofed mammals Hyraxes Aardvark Pangolins Rodents Lagomorphs Elephant shrews BIRDS Introducing birds Ratites and tinamous Penguins Divers and grebes Albatrosses and petrels Pelicans Herons Waterfowl Birds of prey Gamebirds Cranes Waders Pigeons Parrots and cockatoos Cuckoos and turacos Owls Nightjars and frogmouths Hummingbirds and swifts Mousebirds and trogons Kingfishers Woodpeckers and toucans Passerines REPTILES Introducing reptiles Tortoises and turtles Crocodilians Lizards Snakes AMPHIBIANS Introducing amphibians Salamanders and newts Caecilians Frogs and toads FISHES Introducing fishes Jawless fishes Sharks and rays Bony fishes Fleshy-finned fishes Lungfishes Bonytongues Eels and tarpons Sardines Catfishes Salmon Dragonfishes Lanternfishes Cod and anglerfishes Spiny-rayed fishes INVERTEBRATES Introducing invertebrates Sponges Cnidarians Jellies Worms Spiders Centipedes and millipedes Crustaceans Mollusks Echinoderms Insects Glossary Index Contributors Acknowledgments