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The Kingfisher Illustrated Nature Encyclopedia

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The incredible diversity of life on Earth--from microscopic single-celled organisms to giant redwoods and blue whales-is studied in more than 1,000 stunning photographs and illustrations.

The introductory section, "A Planet Apart," guides the reader through the formation of the planet and the beginning of life, to evolution and animal and plant life today. The second sectio
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 8th 2004 by Kingfisher (first published 2004)
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Alissa Trammel
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Burnie, David. (2010). The kingfisher nature encyclopedia. Kingfisher.

Alissa Trammel
Type of Reference: Encyclopedia
Call Number: Ref 508

Content/Scope: This encyclopedia contains 320 pages of information and beautiful illustrations about things that live in nature.

Accuracy/ Authority/Bias: The Kingfisher is one in a series of encyclopedias about various topics such as animals, history, and science.

Arrangement/Presentation: This encyclopedia contains three sections: Our planet's origin and the evo
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Stacie Alexander
Burnie, D. (2010). The Kingfisher nature encyclopedia. New York, NY: Kingfisher.

Citation by: Stacie Alexander

Type of reference: Encyclopedia

Call Number: Ref 508

Content/Scope: This revised encyclopedia includes sections titled, “A Planet Apart,” “The Living World,” and “Wildlife Habitats.” The book includes a table of contents and an index to help students use the resource.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: The author studied zoology and worked as a biologist before becoming a writer. He has published bo
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Ietrio
Sep 22, 2015 Ietrio rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Large photos and clear text. And you can get this at a very nice price as used books. A nice gift.
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David Andrew Burnie is an accomplished zoologist who was a nature reserve ranger before becoming a natural history author and editor. A prolific writer of many books, including several on dinosaurs, he has seen many of his titles win educational awards and science prizes. His titles for Kingfisher include Kingfisher Knowledge: Endangered Planet and The Kingfisher Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia, ...more
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