DK Publishing's Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia (2nd Edition) PDF

By DK Publishing

Following within the footsteps of DK's bestselling grownup identify Animal, which bought in far more than 2 million copies, Animals: a visible Encyclopedia finds the wonders of the animal country to a more youthful readership.
• established via animal crew with separate entries for each extraordinary form of animal, from ants and aardvarks to wasps and wallabies
• truth documents supply key info on habit, distribution, vitamin, and conservation issues
• motion images unearths wild animals interacting of their local habitats and places ordinary 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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It can leap high out of the water—up to 16 feet (5 meters)—and likes to land with a splash. It eats a wide variety of foods, from soft squids to crunchy crabs. 6 m) Weight 220–350 lb (100–160 kg) ■ Diet Fishes, crabs, river turtles ■ Location South America (Amazon and Orinoco basins) ■ This slow-moving, small-eyed river dolphin uses its long beak to poke around the riverbed for fishes and crabs that may be hiding in the mud. It makes short dives lasting just one or two minutes. They usually live alone or in pairs.

TAIL SPIN The sperm whale lifts its tail high into the air before making a dive. This helps it to get into position. The powerful tail then propels the whale through the water. 55 MAMMALS This baleen whale is extremely vocal. The male “sings” using a variety of sounds. The song can last up to 30 minutes and may be to attract females, warn off other males, or be a form of sonar to detect other whales. This whale has the longest flippers of any whale. It uses these like wings to swim through the water.

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