Tony Hare; Dr. Tony Hare Animal Fact File

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Animal Fact File

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A fascinating visual resource to the most distinctive anatomical features of the world's most interesting animals, from a hippo's ears to a dolphin's blowhole, contains in-depth facts and characteristics that make each mammal unique. Simultaneous. Children's BOMC Alt.

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Imagine an owner's manual for an automobile or a washing machine, its pages studded with exploded diagrams of pistons and ducts. Transfer this model to the animal kingdom, and you have this unusual, richly descriptive catalog of animals from aardvark to wombat, ranging from the common (the hedgehog, opossum, and rat) to the exceedingly rare (Przhevalski's horse, the snow leopard). Each of these animals enjoys an oversized, two-page spread that includes several illustrations. For the Tasmanian devil, for example, color diagrams depict the marsupial carnivore's complex dentition, the shape of its paws and claws, and the musculature of its massive lower jaw; for the greater horseshoe bat, the illustrations include portraits of relatives such as the false vampire bat and mouse-tailed bat, along with a complete skeletal chart. Each entry includes notes on natural history, range, and habitat, along with measurements and characteristic features. Budding zoologists will enjoy leafing through these pages, which make for a nice artists' reference and an inviting coffee-table book as well. --Gregory McNamee

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Dr Tony Hare (1954–2010) was a botanist, author, film-maker and conservationist who co-founded the charity Plantlife, which works nationally and internationally to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi. He also worked alongside some of the world's leading environmental organisations such as World Wildlife Fund and Water Aid, and appeared on children's environmental TV programmes in the UK. Some of his previous publications include Animal Habitats: Discovering How Animals Live in the Wild and Animal Life Cycles: Growing Up in the Wild.

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