Animals Alive by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

Animals Alive is an exhilarating exploration of animal lifestyles throughout the a long time. a bunch of fantastic animals are illustrated and brought — yet why are a few of them now not alive? to give 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. seeking to the current, the booklet additionally celebrates the variety of existence on the earth at the present time. Animal profile spreads are jam-packed with pictures and comprise key evidence, distribution info, and different awe-inspiring info. utilizing the classifications of the foreign Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Animals Alive appears to be like on the present threats dealing with animals on the earth and divulges how a few species have introduced again from the threshold by way of conservation.

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C) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. 59 INVERTEBRATES Invertebrates Around 97 percent of animal species are invertebrates. This group covers a wide variety of animal types, including insects, CORALS, worms, crustaceans, and spiders. DESPITE the fact they are all so different, what they do have in common is that they don’t have a backbone, a BONY SKELETON, or proper jaws. Some have a hard outer covering called an exoskeleton and others have a protective shell. They have adapted to live in a wide range of habitats, from icy water to SCORCHING DESERTS.

Milkweed also contains poisonous chemicals. These don’t harm the caterpillar but make the butterfly poisonous to birds and mammals. FACT: The viceroy butterfly has evolved to look (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved.

CR NT FISH of t he fi s h w o r l d ’s s are pecies un thre der at. EN Beluga sturgeon Leafy seadragon Banggai cardinalfish These monster fish can grow up to 16½ ft (5 m) in length and take a long time to reach maturity. They are threatened by overfishing for their eggs (caviar), which are considered to be a delicacy, and by the damming of freshwater rivers, blocking access to their spawning sites. With a body that looks like it is made up of plant fronds, the leafy seadragon is hard to spot among the seaweed.

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