The Science of Animals

The Science of Animals : Inside their Secret World

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Description

Explore the everyday miracle of the animal kingdom.

With spectacular, studio-quality photography and clear explanations, this book reveals the incredible anatomy, behaviour, and beauty of every type of creature, from hair to scale and whisker to tail.

This elegant introduction to zoology offers interesting views, angles, and close-ups that show you animals in surprising detail. The unique nose-to-tail approach, with chapters on different body parts, allows you to focus in on the beauty of the antenna of a moth, the flight feathers of a parrot, or the feeding tentacles of a jellyfish. It explains how form relates to function - how each feature is an evolutionary answer to the challenges of environment and lifestyle.

Features on key animals combine photography from the field with rounded descriptions of star species. These species are glowing examples of hunting, speed, camouflage, or any topic in question. The Science of Animals also explores how we have depicted animals in art, from zoological drawings that recorded new discoveries to great paintings inspired by a deep connection to the natural world.

With fascinating stories, such as how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates, The Science of Animals offers an engaging introduction to the diversity of the animal kingdom.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 259 x 309 x 28mm | 1,979g
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241346789
  • 9780241346785
  • 2,396

About DK

Chris Packham is a top television naturalist and an award-winning conservationist, photographer, and author. From the moment he could crawl, he was fascinated by wildlife and as he grew, so too did his menagerie and knowledge. As a young scientist, he studied kestrels, shrews, and badgers, both in his teens and undergraduate days at the zoology department of Southampton University. His TV career began with the award-winning Really Wild Show. His more recent BBC series include the critically acclaimed global series Secrets of our Living Planet, and he is co-presenter of the BBC's Springwatch, Autumnwatch, and Winterwatch. His 2017 memoir Fingers in the Sparkle Jar is a no.1 Sunday Times bestseller.
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