The Animal Atlas

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Published by DK Children

Illustrated by Kenneth Lilly

RRP: $20.00

About The Animal Atlas

This lavishly illustrated large-format book takes you on a world tour, continent by continent, to meet the animals that live in each region.

Within each section, the book travels through different biomes, such as forests, deserts, and lakes; and specific regions from the Everglades to the Galapagos, Himalayas, and Great Barrier Reef. Every page details the animals that live in the area, with maps showing precisely where they reside. For example, Australia's iconic koala can be tracked down to the east coast of the country.

Each page has a selection of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Each species is carefully hand-drawn to show details of fur, feathers, and scales, while accompanying captions reveal details of the animal's behavior. These same animals are represented on a map with icons to show where they live.

The book starts with an introduction to animal groups and habitats and finishes with endangered species and a gallery of amazing animals. First published in 1992, this atlas has been updated for the 2020 edition and is a beautiful gift for a new generation of zoologists.