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Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
Year Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781465453358
Grades: Grades 7-12, K-6


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The Animal Kingdom as you’ve never seen it before(!)
This comprehensive resource on the animal kingdom (invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals), provides information about each species and specific animals.  Each subspecies is introduced with the question about the species e.g. “What is an invertebrate?  Each of the subspecies is further divided into types of that subspecies, e.g. sponges, segmented worms, mollusks, echinoderms, comb jellies, cnidarians, arthropods. Full two-page spreads cover a specific animal e.g. giant clam, lobster.  Large digital images of a specific animal covers two pages, along with tidbits of information broken into manageable text, varying from simple to complex and from large to smaller font  The latest in digital technology creates powerful and colourful images of animals, often appearing to be jumping off the page as one would see in 3D books.  Smaller photographs, diagrams, comparison charts of man to animal size, add to a richness of the content.  A final section on animal science explores appearance, behavior, body functions, etc. is geared towards more sophisticated readers. An extensive index, glossary, and table of contents add to the usefulness of this resource as a reference tool for inquiry.
This book will be welcomed by readers from ages kindergarten through adult, whether reading the images alone or reading the text.  The size and weight of this book makes it best suited for the reference/browsing collection of a library.  It is one of Smithsonian Knowledge Encyclopedias including, Knowledge, Dinosaur! and Space! 

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