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Animal Encyclopedia [Hardcover]

Barbara Taylor , Jayne Parsons
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Oct 2000
An encyclopedia exploring the animal world of over 2000 animal species from aardvarks to zebras, arranged alphabetically for easy access. It includes close-up photography plus action sequences and key data on animal behaviour, camoflage, adaptation, migration, breeding and conservation.
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  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789464993
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789464996
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 22.3 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,950,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Animals of the world at your fingertips! 31 July 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This is the ideal book for all those youngsters out there that love animals! It gives reference to animals from all over the world and there habitat and feeding requirements! It also gives info on there behaviour and ability to camoflage themseves. The great thing about this book is it's ability to find the animal your looking for easily with it's A to Z format. Give this book to any animal lover and they will be reading for hours! The info you can find out about the animal kingdom from this Encyclopedia is outstanding. But then it is published by Dorling Kindersley! My friends daughter has this book and has read nothing since! She is inspired especially by the excellent photography.With clear, colourful pictures of the animals, you can't help but read up about the animals! When you do, the information also lives up to your expectations. This is an ideal book to find out almost everything you need to know about animals from little birds to big elephants and a lot more! This book is also perfect for topics at school concerning animals. The Teachers will be impressed by there wealth of information on a particular species! So, over all a particularly excellent Encyclopedia that you just shouldn't be without!
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good refence book 19 Aug 2004
By Mrs. A. Wright VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought for my granddaughter aged 7 years. I feel it is rather large for small hands and wish the brightly coloured jacket was more durable. However the encyclopaedia itself is a source of joy and education. A very good introduction to reference books
and how to use them. My granddaughter turns to it whenever she has questions, without prompting. She is constantly showing off her knowledge.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A journey to the animal kingdom 11 April 2007
Format:Paperback
Animal Encyclopaedia (Dk Encyclopaedia) provides a journey to the animal kingdom from a variety of environments, which include mountains, forests, jungles, rivers, oceans and seas. All the species you can think off are covered comprehensively in the guide, which include different species of sharks, wild cats, wild dogs, seals, dolphins, fish seals, and so on. The list seems endless. Details is included of each species in terms of appearances and locations. Details about various environments are also included. Pictures are included as well. The concise text and pictures will enhance interest for readers. It feels though you are part of the animal kingdom.

Animal Encyclopaedia (Dk Encyclopaedia)is a guide which gives you the opportunity to appreciate and be really proud of the animal kingdom. If you are passionate about the animal kingdom, this guide will satisfy your taste.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Animal Encyclopedia 9 April 2010
Format:Paperback
I bought this book as a present for my granddaughter who is currently obsessed with animals. The book is perfect for her and seems to have been designed for young children. Each page contains lots of pictures of animals with a small description for each one so there's lots to see and not much reading - ideal for children in the 5 to 8 age groups.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Encyclopedia of Animals 21 July 2009
By May B
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent book, my four year old little boy loves it, it answers all his questions about animals, sadly lacking from his other general encyclopedia.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain! 2 April 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is the type of book I would have loved as a child and I was probably more into it then my children! I got this used but in very good condition with only slight tear to spine that probably happened in transit. The book is hardback unlike what someone else stated. It's the perfect addition to my growing little educational library that will be useful for many years to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 12 July 2014
By redmum
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Beautiful book, amazing pictures and enough information for KS1 kids.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good traditional learning. 21 May 2014
By Ali B
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Beautiful pictures, clearly laid out, easy for kids to dip into. My kids range in age from 5 to 11 and all enjoy this book. Great for school projects.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
my daughter loves this book
Published 2 months ago by MRS W NORRIS
5.0 out of 5 stars Animals
This book was bought for a 7 year old who loves animals. He thought it was fabulous. It seemed to be just at the right level. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jackie Dazzler
5.0 out of 5 stars Super book
I chose this for my niece who is always asking about animals and loves going to the zoo. The layout of the book is really user friendly and is very clear. Read more
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Brought this book for our five year old, who is nature mad. He really loves it and I would say there is not a week go by when he hasn't got his head buried in it.
Published 10 months ago by M. Naylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
The book was highly detailed with big pictures on every page, it has an introduction at the start as well. Very good!
Published 11 months ago by Emily Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing and informative!
What an amazingly informative book about animals and even insects! All animals from A - Z are in this book along with plenty of photos, information and insight into the animal... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Stacey Hodge
5.0 out of 5 stars good
Too many words required. Cant be bothered to review if i need to write a novel every time. Make this process easier
Published 16 months ago by mel
2.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT a Hard back book
This is NOT a hardback book. It is even described on the publishers website and others as a Paperback. Despite this it is a lovely book, nice pictures and very well laid out. Read more
Published 19 months ago by caroline from Staines
5.0 out of 5 stars Encyclopedia of Animals
Lovely Book , purchased for my niece . If you want to know everything about animals , then this book is a must have . Fast & efficient service .
Published on 6 Dec 2011 by Abi
4.0 out of 5 stars protecting animals
An excellent superbly illustrated book - hopefully those who enjoy it will want to find out more about protecting animals - why not start with these two sites that tell the truth... Read more
Published on 1 Jan 2011 by Care2care
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