Wildlife of the World takes you on a journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats â from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole â meeting the most important animals in each ecosystem along the way.
In Wildlife of the World truly spectacular portrait-style photography brings you "face-to-face" with individual animals in up-close and engrossing profiles on how the animals interact with their environments, mate, survive, and even play.
From the shaggy musk ox foraging in the Canadian high arctic to the angered Scottish wildcat prowling the Highlands to the rock-climbing gelada monkey of Ethiopia, each animal featured in Wildlife of the World plays a key role in its environment. An additional eighty-page illustrated reference section on the animal kingdom explains the animal groups and profiles additional species.
Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Baby Bear wants to be a big bear. That means going out and discovering the world. On his first journey, he meets all sorts of crittersâand soon decides that his next journey will be more fun if Mama comes along. Real live bears are the main characters in this dynamic tale of adventure and discovery! Photographs by nationally renowned wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela pair with text by award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer for a lively story that fascinates children and adults alike. This Momâs Choice Award winner for Most Outstanding Childrenâs Book creates a compelling blend between reality and imagination.
National Wildlife Federation's World of Birds introduces kids ages 7 through 12 to more than 120 different species of birds in their native environments, with detailed illustrations and exciting, memorable information from Kim Kurki and the experts at the National Wildlife Federation.
From the National Wildlife Federation, publishers of Ranger Rick, the popular nature magazine for kids, comes this exciting, dynamic, and wonderfully illustrated guide for young naturalists.
National Wildlife Federation's World of Birds is arranged by habitat and identifies more than 100 birds. Kim KurkiÂ¹s engaging and highly accurate illustrations give kids a true and close-up appreciation of each bird species, such as its size, shape, color, and markings, as well as its habitat, call, and behavior. Kids will learn to recognize the birds by their individual characteristics, such as the male cardinalÂ¹s distinctive crest, the kestrelÂ¹s helicopter hover, and the goldfinchÂ¹s enchanting song. YouÂ¹ll also discover what makes each bird amazing, including which is the fastest flier, which lays the biggest egg, and which spends years of its life in the water, never touching land.
The excellent illustrations, nontechnical language, and fascinating facts throughout make this an ideal guide for beginner bird-watchers?of any age!
John Muir's extraordinary vision of America comes to life in these fascinating selections from his personal journals.
As a conservationist, John Muir traveled through most of the American wilderness alone and on foot, without a gun or a sleeping bag. In 1903, while on a three-day camping trip with President Theodore Roosevelt, he convinced the president of the importance of a national conservation program, and he is widely recognized for saving the Grand Canyon and Arizona's Petrified Forest. Muir's writing, based on journals he kept throughout his life, gives our generation a picture of an America still wild and unsettled only one hundred years ago. In The Wildernesss Worldof John Muir Edwin Way Teale has selected the best of Muir's writing from all of his major works—including My First Summer in the Sierra and Travels in Alaska—to provide a singular collection that provides to be "magnificent, thrilling, exciting, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring" (Kirkus Reviews).
In this clearly written look at the two main groups of owls -- typical owls and barn owls -- kids will find out where owls live, what they eat, how young owls learn and much more. The easy-to-read text and accurate, detailed illustrations of this title in the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series meet the research needs of young children and satisfy their curiosity about these mysterious birds.
When the first edition of this book was published in 1977âto overwhelming critical and popular acclaimâit was the only publication to analyze wildlife law comprehensively as a distinct component of federal environmental law. The second edition, published in 1983, provided a thorough and authoritative update. Since then the intense public interest in wildlife law has been reflected in a tremendous growth in both litigation and new legislation. This, the third edition, thoroughly revises and updates the earlier edition in light of current legal perspectives on the conservation of wildlife and biological diversity.
Two decades after its first publication, this book remains the standard reference for anyone seeking to understand the statutes, regulations, and court decisions governing wildlife law. Like the two that preceded it, the new edition of The Evolution of National Wildlife Law monumental achievement that will serve lawmakers, administrators, educators, conservationists, and scholars for years to come. â From the Foreword by Bruce Babbitt.
The golden toad used to inhabit the cloud forests of Costa Rica, but when the weather became too warm and dried up the pools where its eggs hatched, the golden toad disappeared. It has not been seen in more than twenty years. This amphibian is just one of several species in A WARMER WORLD, a thought-provoking and informative account of how global climate change has affected wildlife over the past several decades.
Species by species, acclaimed nonfiction children's author Caroline Arnold describes how warmer weather alters ecosystems, forcing animals to adapt or become extinct. Arnold's clear and straightforward text is complemented by Jamie Hogan's collage-style illustrations. Reminiscent of a nature journal, the book will inspire readers to start their own research into this significant global issue.
A glossary and listing of websites and books for further exploration is included.