Get ready for a walk on the wild side through every continent on Earth! Kids can discover the animal kingdom like never before in this beautiful encyclopedia, featuring over 100 incredible creatures, from the grey wolf and green anaconda, to the bald eagle and emperor penguin. Packed with facts and illustrations, it also explores our relationship with these animals and how we're affecting their lives and habitats, like elephants hunted for their tusks in Africa and reindeer helping Arctic communities deliver food and supplies. Animals are all around us, but sometimes we forget just how remarkable they are. In The Animal Book, we take a look at some of the world's most diverse and fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and invertebrates, from those you can spot in your back garden, to more endangered species in jungles, deserts and freezing oceans. Dawn Cooper's wonderful illustrations are combined with fantastic photographs and expert authorship by Ruth Martin. About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place - inspiring children at home and in school. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
Published by Lonely Planet on 09/01/2017
Book details: 164 pages.
Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins’s most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Sections such as “Animal Senses,” “Animal Extremes,” and “The Story of Life” burst with fascinating facts and infographics that will have trivia buffs breathlessly asking, “Do you know a termite queen can produce up to 30,000 eggs a day?” Jenkins’s color-rich cut- and torn-paper artwork is as strikingly vivid as ever. Rounding out this bountiful browsers’ almanac of more than three hundred animals is a discussion of the artist’s bookmaking process, an animal index, a glossary, and a bibliography. A bookshelf essential!
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 10/29/2013
Book details: 208 pages.
The Animal Book is the complete guide to the natural world for curious children and budding naturalists. From the tiny toadstool to the giant oak, the smallest spider to the largest elephant, the wonders of life are here to see in stunning photo galleries. With over 1,500 species of animals and plants to learn about, The Animal Book is perfect for school projects and homework. The 'Tree of Life' at the start of the book will show you how species are connected, as well as guiding you through everything from microscopic life to fish, birds, reptiles and mammals. Ever wondered how a polar bear looks when trying to catch fish? Amazing full page pictures show you animals in their natural habitats, going about their lives. Fact boxes and amazing galleries take you on a complete learning journey. The Animal Book is the ultimate book on the natural world, from A(moeba) to Z(ebra).
Published by Penguin on 10/01/2013
Book details: 304 pages.
Downy the Woodpecker, Spooky the Screech Owl, and other winged creatures tell Peter Cottontail about their migration patterns, calls, nesting habits, and more in this blend of fact and fiction. 32 black-and-white illustrations.
Published by Courier Corporation on 05/14/2012
Book details: 272 pages.
Composer-performer Michael Harren’s multi-media performance The Animal Show blends humor with candor to convey the importance of keeping all animals safe from harm. Through stories, music, and video from his residency at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary, The Animal Show takes the audience on a ride that will inspire us to think differently about our relationships with all kinds of animals. The Animal Book contains the entire text of the show along with performance photos, video stills, and stories of the show’s tour and Harren’s activism on the road.
Published by bd-studios.com on 06/22/2018
Book details: 136 pages.
Blobfish! Blobfish blobfish blobfish! This is a silly picture book about animals and collaboration—or lack thereof. But mostly blobfish. This is a book about animals. It is? I mean, it sort of is. It does have animals in it. It’s a book about animals. I hear you, but you have to admit it’s pretty strange. This is NOT a normal animal book. You should read it. At least we can agree on that. This offbeat picture book asks hilarious questions about animals and art, who’s in charge of a picture book—the author or the illustrator—and really gets you thinking about…BLOBFISH!
Published by Simon and Schuster on 11/07/2017
Book details: 32 pages.
From the influential New York Times columnist and best-selling author of Bobos in Paradise comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.
Published by Random House Incorporated on 03/18/2019
Book details: 448 pages.
From the pet that we live with and care for, to news items such as animal cloning, and the use of various creatures in film, television and advertising, animals are a constant presence in our lives. Animal is a timely overview of the many ways in which we live with animals, and assesses many of the paradoxes of our relationships with them: for example, why is the pet that sits by the dinner table never for eating? Examining novels such as Charlotte’s Web, films such as Old Yeller and Babe, science and advertising, fashion and philosophy, Animal also evaluates the ways in which we think about animals and challenges a number of the assumptions we hold. Why is it, for example, that animals are such a constant presence in children’s literature? And what does it mean to wear fake fur? Is fake fur an ethical avoidance of animal suffering, or merely a sanitized version of the unacceptable use of animals as clothing? Neither evangelical nor proselytizing, Animal invites the reader to think beyond the boundaries of a subject that has a direct effect on our day-to-day lives.
Published by Reaktion Books on 10/02/2004
Book details: 182 pages.
This book offers a unique interdisciplinary challenge to assumptions about animals and animality deeply embedded in our own ways of thought, and at the same time exposes highly sensitive and largely unexplored aspects of the understanding of our common humanity.
Published by Routledge on 04/29/2016
Book details: 216 pages.
Intellectual struggles with the "animal question"-- how humans can rethink and reconfigure their relationships with other animals-- first began to take hold in the 1970s. Over the next forty years, scholars from a wide range of fields would make sweeping reevaluations of the relationship between humans and other animals. The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies brings these diverse evaluations together for the first time, paying special attention to the commodification of animals, the degradation of the natural world and a staggering loss of animal habitat and species extinction, and the increasing need for humans to coexist with other animals in urban, rural and natural contexts. Linda Kalof maps these themes into the five major categories that structure this volume: Animals in the Landscape of Law, Politics and Public Policy; Animal Intentionality, Agency and Reflexive Thinking; Animals as Objects in Science, Food, Spectacle and Sport; Animals in Cultural Representations; and Animals in Ecosystems. Written by international scholars with backgrounds in philosophy, law, history, English, art, sociology, geography, archaeology, environmental studies, cultural studies, and animal advocacy, the thirty chapters in this handbook investigate key issues and concepts central to understanding our current relationship with other animals and the potential for coexistence in an ecological community of living beings.
Published by Oxford University Press on 03/01/2017
Book details: 624 pages.