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PENGUINS
By Ailsa Spindler
9 x 12 3/4 in (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Paperback. Over 80 illustrations. Penguins are among the best-known and most easily recognized of all birds, and also among the most beloved. This beautifully illustrated volume explores the habitats, biology, and behavior of these delightful creatures, who range over a large portion of the globe's Southern Hemisphere and live as far north as the Galapagos Islands. the complete array of penguin species is shown, including such types as emperor penguins, king penguins, stiff-tailed penguins, crested penguins, and others, photographed in their natural habitats and brilliantly portrayed in 86 full-color photographs.

Category: ANIMALS, BIRDS, NATURAL HISTORY
Retail Price $9.95
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BATS, A PORTRAIT OF THE ANIMAL WORLD
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 illustrations. Bats are fascinating in their variety and unusual way of life. These fierce-looking nocturnal mammals are noted for their ability to fly and feed in pitch-dark caves and on moonless nights, guided not by eyesight but by a highly developed sense - sonar. In addition to descriptions of major bat species from around the world, this book offers insights into such bat topics as feeding and hibernation, wing-shape and flight, and bat colonies. Eighty vivid full-color photographs portray the chracteristics and behavior of these unusual creatures.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, ANIMALS
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CURIOUS CREATURES, A PORTRAIT OF THE ANIMAL WORLD
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Flying fish, flightless birds, and snakes that play dead are among the odd creatures gathered in this compendium. Their unusual characteristics allow them to survive using mimicry and deception, defense strategies, camouflage, and unique courtship displays. In this volume you'll meet remarkable creatures that have developed through evolution such odd physical features as colorful faces and pendulous noses, poisonous skin or tentacles, brush-like antennae, and bizarre body shapes. With 100 full-color photographs, this book is a provocative view of the natural world's strangest and most intriguing inhabitants.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, ANIMALS
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FROGS, A PORTRAIT OF THE ANIMAL WORLD
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 illustrations. Frogs and toads are some of the most intriguing creatures of the semi-aquatic world. Their variety is enormous, from the familiar bullfrog of the ponds and lakes to the exotic but deadly arrow-poison frog of the tropical rainforests. In this colorful and informative volume, a sampling of major amphibian species from around the world is shown and detailed. In addition to identification photos of the various species, there are also pictures demonstrating such types of behavior as communication and feeding, defense and locomotion, courtship and mating, and finally, the development from tadpole to adult frog. This instructive text is enhanced by 80 full-color photographs.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, ANIMALS
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GIANTS OF THE SEA
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. 80 illustrations. Known as monsters of the deep, the large creatures of the ocean depths have fascinated and terrified humans for thousands of years. The breaching humpback whale, the deadly great white shark, the poisonous giant jellyfish, and the fierce barracuda are just a few of the amazing deep water forms shown in this vividly illustrated volume. These colossal sea animals are brought to life with 80 full-color photographs along with other marine inhabitants such as the giant clam, the bizarre ocean sunfish, the tentacled giant squid, and the intimidating manta ray. These unique forms and their prey demonstrate the variety and complexity of life beneath the sea.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST, ANIMALS
Keywords: ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY, WHALES, OCEAN, MARINE ANIMALS
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SEALS AND SEA LIONS
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 illustrations. From the true seals to the fur seals and sea lions, as well as the walruses and manatees, here is a pictorial celebration of sea-going mammals, who have adapted to life both on land and in the water under a variety of different climates and conditions. Covered in detail are the anatomical adaptations necessary for aquatic life, streamlining and movement, keeping warm, special senses, and the specific characteristics of the various species and races. From the ferocious leopard seal to the massive and quarrelsome elephant seal to the playful California sea lion, the full range of these appealing marine mammals is captured in 80 full-color photographs.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST, ANIMALS
Keywords: ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY, WILD, WILDERNESS
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SEASHELLS
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 illustrations. This handsomely-illustrated introduction to the fascinating world of the mollusk opens the door to the wonders of shells and the living creatures within them. An amazing rich group for study, the gastropods include slitshells, limpets, turbans, nerites, cowries, helmets, tritons, wendletraps, cone shells, murexes, and many others. No less fascinating are the bivalves such as scallops, oysters, and clams, and the shelled cephalopod known as the nautilus. Here, depicted in 80 full-color photographs, are shells with a stunning range of colors, markings, and textures that are sure to appeal to naturalists and collectors alike.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, ANIMALS
Keywords: ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY, SHELLS, SEASHELLS
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WILDFLOWERS
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 illustrations. Always a joy to look at, wildflowers display some truly ingenious adaptations to extreme environments. From snow-crested mountain tops to hot arid deserts to the lush heat of tropical rainforests, glorious, uncultivated blossoms have found a way to thrive. This lavishly illustrated volume catalogs wildflowers from all over the world - from far-off lands to nearby roadsides. Here is a look at some of the most gorgeous and fascinating flowers found in the world's landscapes. Exotic orchids, brilliant red poppies, blossoming cacti, and sacred lotuses are all captured in over 80 full-color photographs.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, HOME & GARDEN, GIFT BOOKS
Keywords: WILDFLOWERS, FLOWERS, NATURE
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AQUARIUM FISH
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. 80 illustrations. This invaluable and practical guide to fish-keeping discusses the characteristics and needs of the most popular freshwater and marine species available to the hobbyist today, including both tropical and cold-water fish. There are also instructions outlining the ways to maintain an aquarium with a healthy community of fish and a good growth of aquatic plants to provide added interest. Further information is given concerning the keeping of such organisms as anemones, prawns, and corals. Savor the pleasures of this rewarding hobby through an instructive text, enhanced by 80-full-color photographs.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST, ANIMALS, ALL TITLES, PETS
Keywords: AQUARIUM, FISH, PETS, ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY
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AQUARIUM FISH
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Paperback. 80 illustrations. This invaluable and practical guide to fish-keeping discusses the characteristics and needs of the most popular freshwater and marine species available to the hobbyist today, including both tropical and cold-water fish. There are also instructions outlining the ways to maintain an aquarium with a healthy community of fish and a good growth of aquatic plants to provide added interest. Further information is given concerning the keeping of such organisms as anemones, prawns, and corals. Savor the pleasures of this rewarding hobby through an instructive text, enhanced by 80-full-color photographs.

Category: ALL TITLES, ANIMALS, GENERAL INTEREST, NATURAL HISTORY, PETS
Keywords: AQUARIUM, FISH, PETS, ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY
Retail Price $9.95
Your Price  $8.46
 


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