By DK Publishing
Animals Alive is a thrilling exploration of animal lifestyles throughout the a long time. a number of fantastic animals are illustrated and brought — yet why are a few of them not alive? to provide an explanation for this, the concept that of extinction is laid out, with a glance on the dying of the dinosaurs and the world's different significant extinction occasions. trying to the current, the e-book additionally celebrates the range of existence in the world this day. Animal profile spreads are full of pictures and comprise key proof, distribution facts, and different awe-inspiring info. utilizing the classifications of the overseas Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Animals Alive appears on the present threats dealing with animals in the world and divulges how a few species have introduced again from the edge by way of conservation.
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