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Animal The Definitive Visual Guide 3rd Edition

animal the definitive visual guide pdf

Animal The Definitive Visual Guide 3rd Edition PDF. With more than 1 million copies sold, this updated and revised celebration of the animal kingdom features photos and descriptions of over 2,000 species and habitats.

Bringing animals, habitats, and up-to-date research to life for readers around the world, Animal explores the creatures that have fascinated and inspired humans for years, from intrepid Emperor penguins to fierce Siberian tigers, to the very intelligent and highly communicative humpback whale. This updated edition introduces the olinguito, the adorable, recently discovered mammal that looks like a cross between a cat and a teddy bear, and the Skywalker gibbon found in the tropical forests of Yunnan Province in southwest China and Myanmar. Perfect for gift-giving.

Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD 
ABOUT THIS BOOK 
INTRODUCTION 
WHAT ARE ANIMALS?
EVOLUTION
CLASSIFICATION
CLADISTICS
ANIMAL NAMES AND GROUPS
ANATOMY
BEHAVIOUR
LIFE CYCLES
ANIMALS IN DANGER
CONSERVATION

HABITATS 
WORLD HABITATS
GRASSLAND
DESERT
TROPICAL FOREST
TEMPERATE FOREST
CONIFEROUS FOREST
MOUNTAINS
POLAR REGIONS
FRESHWATER
OCEANS
COASTS AND CORAL REEFS
URBAN AREAS

THE ANIMAL KINGDOM 

MAMMALS 
MAMMALS
EGG-LAYING MAMMALS
MARSUPIALS
SENGIS
TENRECS AND GOLDEN MOLES
AARDVARK
DUGONGS AND MANATEES
ELEPHANTS
HYRAXES
ARMADILLOS
SLOTHS AND ANTEATERS
RABBITS, HARES, AND PIKAS
RODENTS
Squirrel-like rodents
Beaverlike rodents
Mouselike rodents
Cavylike rodents
SPRINGHARES
COLUGOS
TREE SHREWS
PRIMATES
Prosimians
Monkeys
Apes
BATS
HEDGEHOGS AND RELATIVES
SHREWS AND MOLES
PANGOLINS
CARNIVORES
Dogs and relatives
Bears
Sea lions, walrus, and seals
Skunks
Raccoons and relatives
Red panda
Mustelids
Malagasy carnivores
Mongooses
Civets and relatives
Cats
Hyenas and aardwolf
HOOFED MAMMALS
Horses and relatives
Rhinoceroses
Tapirs
Pigs
Hippopotamuses
Camels and relatives
Deer
Pronghorn
Giraffe and okapi
Cattle and relatives
CETACEANS
Baleen whales
Toothed whales

BIRDS 
BIRDS
TINAMOUS
OSTRICHES
RHEAS
CASSOWARIES AND EMUS
KIWIS
WATERFOWL
GAMEBIRDS
PENGUINS
DIVERS
GREBES
ALBATROSSES AND PETRELS
FLAMINGOS
TROPICBIRDS
STORKS
HERONS AND RELATIVES
GANNETS, CORMORANTS, AND RELATIVES
HAWKS, EAGLES, AND RELATIVES
BUSTARDS
MESITES
SERIEMAS
KAGU AND SUNBITTERN
RAILS, CRANES, AND RELATIVES
WADERS, GULLS, AND AUKS
SANDGROUSE
PIGEONS
HOATZIN
TURACOS
CUCKOOS
OWLS
NIGHTJARS AND FROGMOUTHS
HUMMINGBIRDS AND SWIFTS
MOUSEBIRDS
TROGONS
CUCKOO ROLLER
KINGFISHERS AND RELATIVES
HOOPOES AND HORNBILLS
WOODPECKERS AND TOUCANS
FALCONS AND CARACARAS
PARROTS
PASSERINES

REPTILES 
REPTILES
TORTOISES AND TURTLES
TUATARAS
SNAKES
Boas, pythons, and relatives
Colubrids
Elapids
Vipers
Blind and thread snakes
LIZARDS
Iguanas and relatives
Geckos and snake-lizards
Skinks and relatives
Anguimorph lizards
AMPHISBAENIANS
CROCODILES AND ALLIGATORS

AMPHIBIANS 
AMPHIBIANS
NEWTS AND SALAMANDERS
CAECILIANS
FROGS AND TOADS

FISHES 
FISHES
JAWLESS FISHES
CARTILAGINOUS FISHES
Sharks
Rays
BONY FISHES
Fleshy-finned fishes
Primitive ray-finned fishes
Bony-tongued fishes
Tarpons and eels
Herrings and relatives
Catfish and relatives
Salmon and relatives
Dragonfishes and relatives
Lanternfishes and relatives
Codfishes and relatives
Spiny-rayed fishes

INVERTEBRATES
INVERTEBRATES
SPONGES
CNIDARIANS
FLATWORMS
SEGMENTED WORMS
ROUNDWORMS
MINOR PHYLA
ARTHROPODS
Insects
Centipedes and millipedes
Crustaceans
Sea-spiders
Horseshoe crabs
Arachnids
MOLLUSKS
ECHINODERMS
INVERTEBRATE CHORDATES

GLOSSARY
INDEX
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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