How Animals Work

David Burnie, Author
David Burnie, DK, $24.99 (192p) ISBN 978-0-7566-5897-7
Reviewed on: 06/28/2010
Release date: 06/01/2010
This beautifully photographed encyclopedia of animals is divided into categories that include movement, diet, senses, and animal families. Striking spreads capture animals in action, such as an elephant giving itself a dust bath and a kingfisher catching a fish, while sections focused on topics like breathing and circulation provide insight into lesser-known creatures such as oxygen-diffusing sea butterflies. Diagrams showing internal organs and intimate closeups of eyes, skin, fur, and wings, should engage budding biologists. Ages 8–up. (July)
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