Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia (2nd Edition) by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

Following within the footsteps of DK's bestselling grownup identify Animal, which offered in far more than 2 million copies, Animals: a visible Encyclopedia unearths the wonders of the animal state to a more youthful readership.
• based by means of animal workforce with separate entries for each extraordinary form of animal, from ants and aardvarks to wasps and wallabies
• truth documents offer key details on habit, distribution, nutrition, and conservation issues
• motion images finds wild animals interacting of their local habitats and places average habit in context
• Highlights animals probably to fireplace the mind's eye of younger minds: the deadliest, the most important, the friendliest, the quickest, and the downright strangest

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By DK Publishing

Following within the footsteps of DK's bestselling grownup identify Animal, which offered in far more than 2 million copies, Animals: a visible Encyclopedia unearths the wonders of the animal state to a more youthful readership.
• based by means of animal workforce with separate entries for each extraordinary form of animal, from ants and aardvarks to wasps and wallabies
• truth documents offer key details on habit, distribution, nutrition, and conservation issues
• motion images finds wild animals interacting of their local habitats and places average habit in context
• Highlights animals probably to fireplace the mind's eye of younger minds: the deadliest, the most important, the friendliest, the quickest, and the downright strangest

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HUGE INCISORS All rodents have four large front teeth called incisors, which never stop growing and always stay sharp. This is the skull of a paca (Agouti paca), a cavylike rodent from South America. u BABIES The world’s largest rodent, the capybara, usually has one litter a year, with five young. Most smaller rodents have more offspring. ). GOOD SENSES Most rodents have excellent senses of smell and hearing. They also have sensitive whiskers. They use their senses to find their way around, find food, and also to be alert to predators.

Eastern chipmunk Mongolian jird Cape porcupine Tamias striatus Meriones unguiculatus Hystrix africaeaustralis 2 1 MAMMALS This intelligent mammal eats almost anything, and can survive in almost any habitat. It lives in huge groups near humans because food is easy to find there. Wild brown rats are not liked by humans because they spread disease and eat food stores. 5 cm) Weight 2 oz (60 g) ■ Location Eastern Asia ■ ■ ■ ■ Wild jirds live in hot, dry places and eat mainly seeds. They get most of the water they need from their food.

MAMMALS Look at me Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) are probably the most friendly dolphins. They even communicate with humans, sometimes coming inshore to ask for food. They often swim near boats and swimmers. The dolphin listens to the sounds bouncing off prey. The nearer the prey, the more quickly the echoes come back. u FINDING PREY Dolphins find their food using a technique called echolocation. They send out sounds, which bounce back off their prey and tell them exactly where their victim is.

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