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Animal-lovers will want to dive right into this photo-filled "Animal Encyclopedia" from National Geographic! Entries are grouped by type of animal: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and fish, with interesting topical pages on issues such as the life cycle & babies, conservation, and endangered species integrated throughout the volume. Discover what sets each group apart, and find facts on many of the animals within each group; entries include a full-color photo with fact box that covers the scientific name, range, size, diet, and short overview paragraph. Covers over 2,500 animal species! 303 pages, hardcover.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a secular resource. It teaches evolution and an old-earth timeframe. There is also a short chapter on animal reproduction.
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: National Geographic Children's Books
Publication Date: 2012
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Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More!National GeographicNational Geographic Children's Books / 2012 / Trade Paperback$22.46 Retail:
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Animals are organized by taxonomy within each section (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates), accompanied by common and scientific name, fact boxes (featuring lifespan, habitat, and size) and text describing diet, special features, and any other pertinent information. Symbols representing conservation and habitat status highlight a high-interest topic for kids, while color-coding on each section provides for ease of navigation. Backmatter will include a listing of animal species along with basic information including name (scientific and common), lifespan, diet, size, and habitat. A comprehensive glossary, index, and "find out more" section round out this must-have resource.