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The Encyclopedia of Animals

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How to use this book THE ANIMAL WORLD Animal life Animals through the ages Classifying animals Biology and behavior Habitats and adaptation Animals in danger MAMMALS Introducing mammals Monotremes Marsupials Anteaters Insectivores Tree shrews Flying lemurs Bats Primates Carnivores Whales and dolphins Sea cows Elephants Hoofed mammals Hyraxes Aardvark Pangolins Rodents Lagomorphs Elephant shrews BIRDS Introducing birds Ratites and tinamous Penguins Divers and grebes Albatrosses and petrels Pelicans Herons Waterfowl Birds of prey Gamebirds Cranes Waders Pigeons Parrots and cockatoos Cuckoos and turacos Owls Nightjars and frogmouths Hummingbirds and swifts Mousebirds and trogons Kingfishers Woodpeckers and toucans Passerines REPTILES Introducing reptiles Tortoises and turtles Crocodilians Lizards Snakes AMPHIBIANS Introducing amphibians Salamanders and newts Caecilians Frogs and toads FISHES Introducing fishes Jawless fishes Sharks and rays Bony fishes Fleshy-finned fishes Lungfishes Bonytongues Eels and tarpons Sardines Catfishes Salmon Dragonfishes Lanternfishes Cod and anglerfishes Spiny-rayed fishes INVERTEBRATES Introducing invertebrates Sponges Cnidarians Jellies Worms Spiders Centipedes and millipedes Crustaceans Mollusks Echinoderms Insects Glossary Index Contributors Acknowledgments

About the Author

George McKay (mammals) is an independent consultant in conservation biology who lives in Sydney, Australia. He has contributed to Fauna of Australia and Zoological Catalogue of Australia. He is the editor of Encyclopedia of Biodiversity and Conservation. Fred Cooke (birds) was Chair of Wildlife Ecology at Simon Fraser University. He is President-Elect of the American Ornithologists Union and lives in Norfolk, England, where he is associated with the British Trust for Ornithology. Stephen Hutchinson (fish) is a Senior Fellow at the Southampton Oceanography Centre. Richard Vogt (reptiles and amphibians) is Curator of Herpetology and Professor at the National Institute for Amazon Research in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. Hugh Dingle (invertebrates) is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, where he was also Director of the Center for Animal Behavior.


"This book would be an ideal introduction to zoology for school and public libraries."--Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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