The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts

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Author: Maja Säfström

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607748339

Category: Nature

Page: 120

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An artfully playful collection of unexpected and remarkable facts about animals, illustrated by Swedish artist Maja Säfström. Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? Or that ostriches can't walk backward? Or that a group of owls is called a parliament, or that they have three eyelids? Sea otters hold hands in their sleep, bees never sleep, and penguins laugh when they're tickled! This charming compendium contains over 100 pages of fascinating facts about the animal kingdom illustrated with whimsical detail. A New York Times bestseller

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts

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Author: Maja Säfström

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1607748320

Category: Nature

Page: 120

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"Did you know that giraffes can lick their ears? Or that ostriches can't walk backwards? These and many more charming quirks about the animal kingdom (ants never sleep! starfish don't have brains!) are detailed in this visually sophisticated and appealing gift book. Illustrator Maja Sofstr m's entrancing illustrations bring these captivating facts to life-making The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Factsa must-have for animal and art lovers both young and old."

Animals of a Bygone Era

An Illustrated Compendium

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Author: Maja Säfström

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399578528

Category: Nature

Page: 112

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Shares illustrations of animals that once roamed the Earth, including the coryphodon, megalodon, and macrauchenia.

Amazing animal facts

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Author: Jacqui Bailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780756644239

Category: Science

Page: 61

View: 6879

"A visual guide to the world's most incredible creatures" -- Cover.

Sad Animal Facts

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Author: Brooke Barker

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250095093

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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New York Times Bestseller! A delightful and quirky compendium of the Animal Kingdom’s more unfortunate truths, with over 150 hand-drawn illustrations. Ever wonder what a mayfly thinks of its one-day lifespan? (They’re curious what a sunset is.) Or how a jellyfish feels about not having a heart? (Sorry, but they’re not sorry.) This melancholy menagerie pairs the more unsavory facts of animal life with their hilarious thoughts and reactions. Sneakily informative, and wildly witty, SAD ANIMAL FACTS will have you crying with laughter.

999 Amazing Animal Facts

Featuring Whales, Elephants, Bears, Wolves, Monkeys, Turtles, Snakes, Birds, Bees, Ants and Many, Many More

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Author: Rhonda Klevansky,Armadillo Publishing

Publisher: Armadillo

ISBN: 9781843229896

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 512

View: 1906

Presents facts on a range of animals from around the world, covering such topics as physical characteristics, behaviors, habitats, eating habits, migration patterns, and communication.

And the Winner Is--

Amazing Animal Athletes

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Author: Etta Kaner,David Anderson

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554539048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

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An engaging facts book features a cast of energetic animals, including whimsical walrus and cockatoo "announcers," and encourages readers to guess which competitor will win each of a series of sporting events that reveal details about animal strength, speed and power.

Lost in Translation

An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

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Author: Ella Frances Sanders

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607747111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

View: 9952

An artistic collection of more than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English. Did you know that the Japanese language has a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there’s a Finnish word for the distance a reindeer can travel before needing to rest? Lost in Translation brings to life more than fifty words that don’t have direct English translations with charming illustrations of their tender, poignant, and humorous definitions. Often these words provide insight into the cultures they come from, such as the Brazilian Portuguese word for running your fingers through a lover’s hair, the Italian word for being moved to tears by a story, or the Swedish word for a third cup of coffee. In this clever and beautifully rendered exploration of the subtleties of communication, you’ll find new ways to express yourself while getting lost in the artistry of imperfect translation. From the Hardcover edition.

Random Illustrated Facts

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Author: Mike Lowery

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761189955

Category: Humor

Page: 203

View: 4929

Trivia meets its match. Did you know that Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits? Or that the Mars Rover sang itself "Happy Birthday"? How about the odd ingredient Civil War soldiers used to make coffee? From Jupiter's diamond showers to why pirates wore eye patches to the delightful link between dancing goats and the discovery of coffee, this collection of obscure and fascinating facts is brought to you by Mike Lowery, an illustrator and connoisseur of the offbeat. Featuring four gatefolds and hundreds of infographic webs that connect the trivia in dozens of surprising ways, it's a little book that delivers endless delight.

401 Amazing Animal Facts

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Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781847737151

Category: Nature

Page: 239

View: 9112

This book is a light-hearted and accessible, non-jargony yet richly informative compendium of surprising, amusing and intriguing facts about the animal world. It is arranged thematically and delivered in snappy, bite-size sections, making this the perfect 'dip in and out' book for the nature-lover.

This Phenomenal Life

The Amazing Ways We Are Connected with Our Universe

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Author: Misha Blaise

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493028510

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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Entertaining, colorful, and deceptively full of facts, This Phenomenal Life tells the story of the wondrous ways that humans are always completely at one with our surrounding world. From the vast galaxies above to the miniature microbes within, humans are organically connected to the complex cycles and mysterious processes of our universe. Every single atom of our body is made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, and we share the same biochemical basis of life with all living beings on earth, from a single-celled amoeba to a giant blue whale. Whimsically hip illustrations elucidate wild science-based facts, from the unexpected intimacy we have with fungi on a daily basis, to the similar ways that humans and birds learn to communicate. Powerful evidence of our interconnection with nature combined with beautiful artwork will inspire the reader to look at the world in a whole new way.

The Secret Lives of Animals

1,001 Tidbits, Oddities, and Amazing Facts about North America's Coolest Animals

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Author: Stacy Tornio,Ken Keffer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493014536

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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The Secret Lives of Animals is the perfect mix of field guide know-how and armchair entertainment. In addition to the standard field guide notes and range maps, the meat of the book will offer up “spark moments” in nature—something fascinating or memorable that catches your attention and sets you on a path of lifelong learning. The Secret Lives of Animals will feature more than 100 North American animals and over 1,000 tidbits in a fun, colorful, illustrated format.

Drawing Wild Animals

Essential Techniques and Fascinating Facts for the Curious Artist

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Author: Oana Befort,Maggie Reinbold

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631596365

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Featuring the delightful and informative illustrations of artist Oana Befort and the inspiring expertise of conservation educator Maggie Reinbold, Drawing Wild Animals guides artists at all skill levels as they learn about, observe, and draw animals in a whole new light. To feed your curiosity, you’ll learn the characteristics, behaviors and, habitats of animals from categories like predators, grazers, and marsupials. To nurture the artist, you'll get step-by-step instructions that show how to develop each animal from simple shapes into richly detailed drawings. Armed with a deeper understanding of animals, you’ll be better able to capture their stunning beauty and enchanting attributes in your artwork.

Weird & Wild Animal Facts

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Author: Jessica Loy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805079459

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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A vibrantly photographed collection of animal facts profiles 14 exotic species, including kangaroos, hippos and giraffes, while sharing engaging details about what makes them unusual. By the creator of When I Grow Up.

This Is How We Do It

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Author: Matt Lamothe

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145215340X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

View: 7833

Follow the real lives of seven kids from Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia for a single day! In Japan Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda Daphine likes to jump rope. But while the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share—unites them. This genuine exchange provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as a mirror reflecting our common experiences. Inspired by his own travels, Matt Lamothe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book.

Dillie the Deer

A True Story of Love, Healing, and Family

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Author: Melanie Butera,Diane Reverand

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1942872100

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A heart-warming and irresistible story of the profound bond between a deer named Dillie and the veterinarian who saved her life. In 2004, veterinarian Melanie Butera received a dying fawn she called Dillie. She doubted the fawn would survive, but, with the help of Melanie and her family, Dillie was nursed back to health. The tenacious, mischievous and funny deer quickly became a member of the family, enriching their lives beyond measure. And when Melanie is diagnosed with cancer, the veterinarian who saved Dillie's life is in turn saved by the fawn's love.

Lesser Spotted Animals

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Author: Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338128094

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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Bison? They're banned! Tigers? Taboo! Say good-bye to the gnu, cheerio to the cheetah, and peace to the panda. The world of Lesser Spotted Animals STARTS HERE! Find out all about the amazing animals you need to know but never get to see, from the numbat to the zorilla, and everything in between. A non-fiction picture book with attitude, Martin Brown's Lesser Spotted Animals combines the humor and verve of books like Dragons Love Tacos and Please Mr. Panda with the informative breadth and gorgeous presentation of non-fiction from Steve Jenkins, Diana Aston, and Jenny Broom.

Animals by the Numbers

A Book of Infographics

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Author: Steve Jenkins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328664120

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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How many species are there across the globe? How much do all of the insects in the world collectively weigh? How far can animals travel? Steve Jenkins answers these questions and many more with numbers, images, innovation, and authoritative science in his latest work of illustrated nonfiction. Jenkins layers his signature cut-paper illustrations alongside computer graphics and a text that is teeming with fresh, unexpected, and accurate zoological information ready for readers to easily devour. The level of scientific research paired with Jenkins’ creativity and accessible infographics is unmatched and sure to wow fans old and new.

Draw the Draw 50 Way

How to Draw Cats, Puppies, Horses, Buildings, Birds, Aliens, Boats, Trains, and Everything Else Under the Sun

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Author: Lee J. Ames

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770432964

Category: Art

Page: 80

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Learn to Draw . . . the Draw 50 Way! For more than forty years, the bestselling Draw 50 series has shown artists of all levels how to create everything from puppies to ships, horses to skyscrapers, and aliens to race cars. This addition to the series shows how to render sixty of Lee J. Ames’s most popular examples, step by step. The clear visual explanations help aspiring and seasoned artists alike learn the basic shapes, forms, and proportions of subjects while exploring themes that interest them most in a fun and easy-to-master way.

Zoology for Kids

Understanding and Working with Animals, with 21 Activities

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Author: Josh Hestermann,Bethanie Hestermann,The Kratt Brothers

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613749619

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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“Packed with facts and photos, Zoology for Kids is a vibrant introduction to zoology that also provides inspiration for career options and activities to help children further explore and apply what they have learned.” —Liesl Pimentel, manager of education and formal programs, Phoenix Zoo Zoology for Kids invites young animal lovers to discover the animal kingdom through clear, entertaining information and anecdotes and hands-on activities. Part 1 introduces the science of zoology, discussing animals’ forms, functions, and behaviors as well as the history behind zoos and aquariums. Kids bake edible animal cells, play a dolphin-echolocation game, and design an exhibit. Part 2 offers an insider’s look at how zoologists apply their knowledge every day. Kids peek into the world of zookeepers and aquarists, veterinarians, wildlife researchers, and conservationists. They “train” their friends, mold a tiger’s jawbone, and perform field research in their own backyard. Animal enthusiasts come away with new knowledge, a healthy respect for the animal kingdom, and the idea that they can pursue animal-related careers and make a difference to preserve and protect the natural world. Josh Hestermann is a marine-mammal keeper and trainer at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. Bethanie Hestermann is a freelance writer and contributing writer and editor at large at Connected World magazine. They live in Brookfield, Illinois. Martin and Chris Kratt, the Kratt Brothers, are the creators and cohosts of the PBS Kids series Wild Kratts, Kratts Creatures, and Zoboomafoo.