Nature Encyclopedia (Encyclopaedia of)

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9780751357974: Nature Encyclopedia (Encyclopaedia of)
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An encyclopedia on animals and plants drawing on expertise in close-up wildlife photography. It tackles all the major topics relevant to both plants and animals such as habitats, evolution, growth and reproduction.Feature spreads explain more specialized subjects such as photosynthesis, flight and pollination; and others include more than 100 profiles of particularly abundant or interesting animals and plants.

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Ever wonder what a tardigrade might have looked like? Or what tree wetas eat? Now you can find out, because this great nature encyclopedia answers these questions and a jillion more. Organized into sections ("The Natural World," "How Living Things Work," "Ecology," "Classification," "Plants," and "Animals"), the Nature Encyclopedia is a perfect reference for anyone curious about organisms, ecosystems, and the scientists who study them. It's full of amazing color photos and easy-to-understand illustrations and diagrams so you can feel confident when you say, "Look, there's a Periplaneta americana, otherwise known as an American cockroach! Say, did you know they evolved long before humans?" We love this encyclopedia, and its companion book, The DK Science Encyclopedia, which covers the nonliving world with excellent information on space, rocks, electricity, and more. (Ages 9 to 12) --Therese Littleton

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Grade 5-8?This beautifully illustrated volume will be a welcome addition to most reference collections. In each two-page spread, a brief paragraph introduces a particular topic, while several short blocks of text and illustrations provide more detail. The spreads are appealing, with an eclectic mix of finely detailed color drawings, color photographs, anatomical diagrams, and maps. All of the illustrations are labeled and most species shown are identified by both common and scientific names. The book is divided into six sections. "The Natural World" describes the origins and evolution of life on Earth. "How Living Things Work" examines the basic characteristics shared by all living things?respiration, reproduction, life cycles, etc. "Ecology" surveys the major types of habitats around the world and discusses topics such as food chains and endangered species. A short section explains "How Living Things Are Classified," while the final chapters look at specific groups of plants (e.g., "Grasses and Sedges," "Parasitic and Epiphytic Plants"), and animals (e.g., "Starfish and Sea Urchins," "Birds of Prey," "Cats"). Profile boxes offer facts about and a small photo of a particular species. An appendix includes classification charts, a useful glossary, and a detailed index. Well organized, clearly written, and with an amazing scope, this encyclopedia makes a valuable guide to nature.?Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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