Animal Giants

Animal Giants

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Kingfisher Knowledge is a groundbreaking new series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Lively, engaging text, packed with information, accompanies stunning photographs that enhance each chapter. Amazing, state-of-the-art digital artwork guides readers into the fascinating heart of the subject. This learning adventure does not stop there - information panels throughout lead the reader to further discovery. Each chapter offers website links, book lists, places to visit and career information. Animal Giants explores the globe to find the biggest and most powerful animals to walk on land, swim in the oceans and fly in the skies. What is the most massive creature that has ever lived on earth? Is it the 100-tonne ultrasaurus? No. Is it the 110-tonne argentinosaurus? Not even close! Although these long-extinct dinosaurs are among the biggest animals ever, the most massive of all time still swims in our oceans - the blue whale. The heaviest blue whale on record weighed more than 190 tonnes. That is as much as 30 African elephants! Packed with facts about all sorts of megafauna, this book is guaranteed to inspire every child to think big!show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 230 x 275mm | 554g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0753409577
  • 9780753409572

Table of contents

1 Half Title; 3 Title; 4 Imprint; 5 Contents; 6 Foreword; Chapter 1 - Largest On Land; 7 Chapter opener; 8-9 Giants Of Ancient Lands; 10-11 The African Elephant - African elephant is the largest land animal; 12-13 Bear Facts - the Kodiak bear and the polar bear feature as the largest bears; 14-15 Remarkable Body Parts - for example, the tongue of the anteater and the neck of the giraffe; 16-17 Island Giants - Robber crabs of the Indian and Pacific oceans; Komodo dragon; Galapagos giant tortoises; 18-19 Mighty Serpents; 20-21 Outsize Insects; 22-23 Colossal Creepy Crawlies; 24-25 Biggest Birds - focusing on the largest birds of all, which are flightless; 26 Summary Page To Conclude Chapter 1/Further Information; Chapter 2 - Winged Giants; 27 Chapter Opener; 28-29 Giants Of Ancient Skies; 30-31 The Albatross; 32-33 Birds Of Prey; 34-35 Creatures Of The Night Sky; 36-37 Butterflies And Moths; 38 Summary Page To Conclude Chapter 2/Further Information; Chapter 3 - Enormous In The Water; 40-41 Chapter Opener; 42-43 Giants Of Ancient Waters; 44-45 The Blue Whale - the largest (and loudest) animal ever; 46-47 Mammoth Sea Mammals - including elephant seals, walruses and West Indian manatees; 48-49 Lurking Crocodiles; 50-51 Amphibians - frogs, toads and the giant salamander; 52-53 Mega Sharks; 54-55 Phenomenal Fish; 56-57 Super-Size Squid - including the colossal squid, the first full specimen of which was found this year; 58-59 Sea Monsters - covering: giant octopus, spider crab, lion's mane jelly fish; 60 Summary Page To Conclude Chapter 3/Further Information; 61 Glossary; 62-63 Glossary and Index; 64 Acknowledgementsshow more

About Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor lives in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England. She studied Environmental Sciences at Southampton University before becoming a science editor and writer at London's Natural History Museum. She is author of more than 100 children's information books and encyclopedias on science, natural history and geography. Barbara has won four awards: The Wow Award; the American Association of Physics Science Writing Award; The Geographical Association Gold Award; the English Association's 4-11 award, Key Stage 2 Non-fiction category. Robert Napier, Chief Executive Officer of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) in the UK, holds an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. He is committed to the aims of the WWF - one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation more

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