Wildlife of the World takes you on a journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats -- from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole -- meeting the most important animals in each ecosystem along the way.Read more...
Wildlife of the World takes you on a journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats -- from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole -- meeting the most important animals in each ecosystem along the way.
In Wildlife of the World truly spectacular portrait-style photography brings you -face-to-face- with individual animals in up-close and engrossing profiles on how the animals interact with their environments, mate, survive, and even play.
From the shaggy musk ox foraging in the Canadian high arctic to the angered Scottish wildcat prowling the Highlands to the rock-climbing gelada monkey of Ethiopia, each animal featured in Wildlife of the World plays a key role in its environment. An additional eighty-page illustrated reference section on the animal kingdom explains the animal groups and profiles additional species.
Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-11-09
- Reviewer: Staff
This gorgeous coffee table book of animal life across the planet, including a section on habitats, is a comprehensive gathering of the world's seven continents divided into their main geological environments and highlighting the creatures that occupy them. In Africa, for example, Wilson highlights the Ethiopian Highlands, the Great Rift Valley, and the Serengeti Savannas, to name a few, and provides beautiful images of the magnificent creatures that live there. Brilliant color photos show each of the animals in action: the impala leaps airborne, and giraffes are shown "necking." Accompanying text includes information about each animal's habitat and special characteristics (the crested berrypecker is monogamous), along with stats. Unusual animals, such as the sugar glider of New Guinea, add to the interest and beauty. This book is a perfect reference guide and a delight to page through, compiled with the authority of the Smithsonian and its list of consultants. (Oct.)