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Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia

4.82 of 5 stars 4.82  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Authoritative and accessible, this guide to the animal kingdom catalogs everything from aardvarks to zebras. Stunning action photography captures animals in living color and in their real habitats. Full color.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 18th 2008 by DK Children (first published 2008)
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Is it just me, or does it seem that encyclopedias have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time? Lately it seems you can’t turn around without seeing a creative, user-friendly reference section stand-out. “Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia” is part of that crowd. A good combination of browseability and solid “get your research report done” facts. Beautiful photography and a wide assortment of fauna make this one hard to deny. You’re a librarian? You got a reference section? Good. Make s ...more
Jun 26, 2013 Susan added it
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Name: Animals: a children's encyclopedia
Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia. (2008). New York: DK Publishing.

Type of Reference: Encyclopedia

Call Number: 590.3

Brief description: Many elementary age children are interested in animals of all sorts. This encyclopedia appeals to the visual learner with written words and beautiful graphichs, both pictures and illustrated, of the major animal groups.

Citation for where the item has been reviewed: Waddick, James W. Science Books & Films, March/April 2009
Jun 22, 2012 Susan marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Review by: Susan Overton

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Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia
(2012). Animals: a visual encyclopedia. (2 ed.). New York, NY: Dorling Kindersly Publishing.
Price: $19.99
Relevance and Relationship: This book is an encyclopedia that focuses on all animals.

Purpose: This book provides students with pictures and facts about every animal in the animal kingdom.

Format: This book is in print.

Arrangement and Presentation: The book is arranged by animal groups with each animal being its own su
Nov 14, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a very comprehensive encyclopedia on animals. It has big, bright photographs, simple two-page spreads on the various species of animals and big sections on mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. We didn't actually read the whole book cover to cover, but we did flip around the various sections and pick many of our favorite animals to read about. It's a fascinating reference book and a useful, informative guide on animals.
Incredible picture encyclopedia (like a zoo on steroids) with interesting details on the different animals. Nicole was fascinated by this book and I loved the huge wealth of information that younger children can appreciate.
I love love love DK books!
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