Now in a major new edition, this landmark photographic encyclopedia of the animal kingdom is revised with new species, new images, and the latest scientific knowledge.
Written by 70 natural history specialists, Animal features stunning wildlife photography of more than 2,000 of the world's most important wild mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and other invertebrates. Each animal species comes with a description, photo, distribution map, and statistics, including its conservation status. But it's not just a catalog – Animal also explains animal biology in beautiful visual detail and contains a chapter of portraits of every type of environment animals inhabit.
Animal has been in print for more than 20 years and has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. For anyone who wants a reliable and enthralling reference in which you can find the answers to everything – from why zebras are striped to how the sunbear got its name – this book is your essential all-encompassing guide.