Animal Planet's definitive atlas of animal life takes readers on a continent-by-continent and habitat-by-habitat passport to adventure Meet fierce snow leopards in the Tibetan mountains, giant helicopter damselflies in the rain forests of Central America, majestic eagles in the temperate forests of North America, and hundreds more fascinating creatures. What is a habitat? How is the North Pole's animal life different from the South Pole's? How and why do animals adapt to their environment? Is a food web different from a food chain? Animal Planet Animal Atlas answers all these questions and more in a kid-friendly, accessible format that young readers, parents, teachers, and librarians will adore. Through illustrated maps of every continent and its major biomes, full-color photographs of more than 200 animals, and illustrated animal travel guides presenting fun animal trivia, readers can track their favorite animals across the globe while learning about how animal habitats are affected by climate, food and water availability, migration, and human environmental impact. Additional special features throughout the book point out ways in which many animals on our planet share characteristics or behaviors with humans. "ROAR" sidebars discuss conservation and animal rescue efforts around the globe. R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) is Animal Planet's initiative dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our communities and in the wild.
About the Author
The leading media brand for all things animal, Animal Planet delivers engaging, insightful and high-quality entertainment to families worldwide. Launched in 1997, Animal Planet today has a unique global reach. It is broadcast in more than 95 households and 165 other countries, in 24 languages. Animal Planet books and programming capture the innate drama and compelling characters of the animal kingdom, from the natural world to domestic pets.James Buckley, Jr. has written about sports for more than 15 years, including a stint as the editorial projects manager for Sports Illustrated. Today, he is the editorial director of the Shoreline Publishing Group, a book, magazine, and Web site editorial services company. Buckley also is the author of nearly 20 sports books for children, including DK's Eyewitness Baseball and four baseball-themed Dorling Kindersley Readers. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Patty and son Conor, a future Major League superstar.