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The Animal Book A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth
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The 2014 The Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Award Winner, The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth explores the fascinating worlds of more than 1,500 specimens—from amoebas to zebras, from tiny toadstools to giant oaks—through stunning photography and straightforward explanations. Perfect for homework or to satisfy kids’ curiosity, The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth is structured according to scientific classification, with a “tree of life” chart at the beginning of the book to illustrate the interconnected relationships between species. Feature spreads focus on a single specimen so kids can immerse themselves in the worlds of the most fascinating animals. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo features a series of habitats created to allow their extraordinary animals to thrive. Elephant Trails is home to its 6 Asian elephants; Giant Panda Habitat, 4 Giant Pandas; Great Cats, 3 each lions and tigers; Great Ape House, orangutans; Reptile Discovery Center, cobras; American Trail, wolves; Small Mammal House, North American porcupine; Amazonia, piranhas and titi monkeys; The Bird House; owls and numerous other avian species.

Our National Museum of Natural History’s Department of Vertebrate Zoology studies amphibians, birds, fishes, mammals, and reptiles.
Ages 8-12 years. Hardcover, 304 pages. 8.8" x 11.2".

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