The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia


By (author) David Burnie

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  • Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 319 pages
  • Dimensions: 221mm x 277mm x 36mm | 1,542g
  • Publication date: 21 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0753465809
  • ISBN 13: 9780753465806
  • Edition: 2
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 272,297

Product description

Meet an amazing menagerie of creatures on this breathtaking safari through the animal kingdom. Written by an award-winning author, The Kingfisher Illustrated Animal Encyclopedia by David Burnie spans the earth from pole to pole, covering 2,000 animals from the tiniest protozoan to the mightiest mammal. Each entry describes the animal's characteristics, behavior and distribution, and gives Latin names. The meticulously researched information is highlighted by clear, authoritative writing and more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations. Throughout the book, special feature panels focus on various aspects of animal behavior such as camouflage, migration, and hibernation. With comprehensive back-matter including a glossary, alternative name index, and general index, this one-stop reference is perfect for research or for browsing by animal-lovers of all ages.

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Author information

David Burnie studied zoology and botany at the University of Bristol, and has workedas a nature reserve ranger and biologist. He has written and contributed to many awardwinningbooks and multimedia titles, and has acted as a consultant and scriptwriter formany natural history programmes. He is an avid birdwatcher, botanist and bughunter.

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Burnie dazzles readers with the number and variety of animal species still on this planet (at present two million). . . . the title is ideal for ready-reference collections.