Eyewitness Natural World (Companion to the PBS Series) (HC/DJ)
Gr. 6-12. Lavishly illustrated in glowing color, this large-size volume in the Eyewitness Natural World series will get most use as introductory and browsing material on zoology rather than as a research tool. Within the general sections on animal anatomy, feeding, life cycles, evolution, habitat, etc., each double-page spread is complete in itself, with dazzling photos, clear diagrams, and lively text on specific topics ranging from "Coats and Claws" to "Camouflage" and "Life in the Ocean." This approach popularizes zoology without oversimplification. At the end there's a detailed animal classification chart and a glossary.