A groundbreaking visual approach to the animal kingdom packed with facts about mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and more, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Follow the timeline of evolution and extinction of animals throughout history and see how different animals have adapted to their environments to survive in Knowledge Encyclopedia: Animal! Covering all the major animal groups and how they fit into the tree of life, photorealistic computer-generated images, infographics, and cutaways that reveal the inner workings of the animals make sure that everything is easy to understand at a glance.
Knowledge Encyclopedia: Animal! has amazing details about the smallest crustaceans to the largest mammals. Dive into the deep to see orcas, great white sharks, stingrays, and more. Get the bird's eye view to see how penguins, owls, hawks, eagles, and other birds live and fly in the wild. Learn amazing animal facts and get up close to some of the most dangerous animals around, including the Komodo dragon with its deadly and poisonous bite, and the saltwater crocodile, which uses a "death roll" to drown its prey.
Each page has simple annotations and data boxes for deeper understanding; plus, a 32-page reference section covers bigger-picture facts about animal life. See different animal habitats and ecosystems that contribute to the world's biodiversity, learn about the different senses and life cycles of animals, and find out how animals communicate with each other.
A perfect reference book for young readers, Knowledge Encyclopedia: Animal! takes a walk on the wild side to show you the animal kingdom like you've never seen it before.