Wildlife atlas : a complete guide to animals and their habitats

by Farndon, John.

Format: Print Book 2002
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Stunning panoramic illustrations take families around the world to discover where and how wild animals live.A sweeping, colorful, and captivating compendium, Wildlife Atlas takes readers of all ages on a global tour of animal kingdoms. Vivid maps and spectacular artwork span the continents to illuminate eight distinct habitats and reveal the survival secrets of their eclectic inhabitants.Astounding three-dimensional maps show where each habitat is found and introduce the array of animals that live there.From the vast Sahara desert to the steaming Florida everglades to the icy Eurasian tundra, adventurous readers will tour the world to meet ferocious cats, gigantic rodents, meat-eating fish, and wily reptiles -- plus myriad mammals, birds of all feathers, and swarms of insects. At every stop, they'll learn vital facts of survival: what each individual animal eats and how each habitat's diverse creatures manage to live together.
-- Detailed cutaway illustrations explain how and why each habitat supports its wildlife, with a fascinating look at intricate food webs.
-- Side panels call attention to key environmental issues, including threats from humans.
-- More than 1,000 animals featured in an A-Z guide to the world's major animals -- each one illustrated with a full-color, specially commissioned illustration.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "What animals live where? And why do animals live where they do? This beautifully illustrated work answers these and many other questions. Dividing the world into eight broad habitat types, the author offers a clear portrait of each. World maps showing habitat locations begin each section, emphasizing the fact that the habitat types are found wherever conditions support them. These are followed by write-ups covering each geographic location and its keystone animals, along with sections on the ecology of the habitat and sidebars on endangered species. Charts illustrating temperature and rainfall throughout the year allow easy comparison between habitat types. All sections are heavily illustrated with maps, photographs, and descriptions of the ecology. The close relationships between climate, vegetation type, and the resident animals are stressed in each description. Following these accounts are a short section on animal classification and an animal directory with a picture and short biography of every species mentioned. This very nice packaging of the somewhat difficult subject of zoogeography is highly recommended. --Nancy Bent"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Habitat (Ecology) -- Juvenile literature.
Animal ecology -- Juvenile literature.
Habitat (Ecology)
Animal ecology.
Publisher Pleasantville, N.Y. :Reader's Digest,2002
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 176 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
ISBN 076210354X
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