New PDF release: Animals Up Close: Zoom in on the World's Most Incredible

By Igor Siwanowicz

ISBN-10: 1405337311

ISBN-13: 9781405337311

This identify enables you to zoom in at the world's so much amazing creatures. in case your baby will be pint-sized like a pipistrelle bat, or see eye-to-eye with a housefly they'd come upon a miniature international of wierd physique shapes, strange habit, and a few jaw-dropping insights into existence for the very small. due to nature photographer Igor Siwanowicz's amazing photos, they could just do that. With those staggering pictures, they'll see in eye-popping pack up aspect how tiny creatures hunt, feed, circulate, live on and thrive. There are time-honored creatures like flies and beetles to examine, besides unique birds, reptiles, amphibians and rodents. become aware of what makes them various and the way they focus on residing in hugely various habitats. With Igor's behind the curtain consultant on how one can photo such tiny beasts, this is often an grand view of nature in miniature.

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This neat trick of delaying adulthood is known as neoteny, and it has always fascinated zoologists. If the axolotl loses a limb, a gill, or even its whole tail, it can regrow it almost as good as new. The renewal process can take several months, but waiting is much better than losing the body part for ever. im , Mexico ilco ISTICS T A ST : Lake Xoc h Each feathery gill is made up of a central stem, the rachis, and many ultra-fine fronds, called fimbriae. The skin covering each gill is so thin that oxygen dissolved in the water is able to pass directly into the axolotl's bloodstream.

The left one is much larger than the right and is used for signalling, tearing up food and for barricading the crab inside its shell when it feels threatened. 11/11/08 16:02:15 12/11/08 16:17:22 N IO : Indopacif ts as eans and co oc D IS T RI B U S TA T T Hermit crabs have six separate pairs of mouthparts, each performs a different function – from grasping, feeling, and tasting to snipping, crushing, and stuffing. It's a bit like having 12 specialized pieces of cutlery to process every mouthful.

17/10/08 14:46:09 12/11/08 19:08:49 36 The owl's mottled plumage (feathers) provides excellent camouflage as it moves about on the ground, blending well with dry stony landscapes and scrubby vegetation. Burrowing owl He has the intense glare and lethally sharp bill and talons (claws) of a fierce predator, but in fact this tiny owl would be dwarfed by a large rabbit. The scientific name Athene comes from the Greek goddess of wisdom, and owls appear all-knowing, with their penetrating stare.

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