This lavishly illustrated visual reference is an authoritative survey of the intriguing world of animals. The first section is an overview of animal evolution, classification, biology, behaviour, habitats and adaptations.
At the core of the book is an encyclopedic survey of all the animal groups - mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and invertebrates.
A gallery of more than 2,000 species illustrations is supported by hundreds of detailed explanatory diagrams, distribution maps and colour photographs. Feature panels and pages focus on unusual or intriguing aspects of animal behaviour. With its rich visual content, stunning graphics and informative text.