Mammals include some of the most intriguing creatures on the planet: the big cats of Africa, the monkeys that inhabit the trees of the Amazon basin, the whales and dolphins that roam the world s oceans.
This book profiles the mammals of the world, using an entry by entry approach.
By including fascinating examples from all of the world s major mammal families, Mammals offers a truly comprehensive overview of mammals from every continent and gives a sense of the incredible diversity of mammal types.
The entries are grouped by order, then within each order by family (and, where necessary, within each family by subfamilies); each family section contains examples of the key species, which are illustrated with beautifully detailed, full-color artworks.
For easy reference, each entry includes a table of information on scientific name, order and family, features, habitats, distribution, diet and breeding."