Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Marshall Cavendish Corporation
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This third edition of "Wildlife and Plants of the World" has been updated, expanded, and improved. There are now more than 500 entries covering animals, plants, microorganisms, fungi, habitats, biomes, and overviews. More than 75 new articles have been added, including Bandicoot, Dogwood, and Syringa. A few important topics, such as banana and cacao, are still absent. This edition also boasts 160 new full-color photographs as well as 80 new and 40 updated maps. Volumes 1-19 are arranged alphabetically by entry, and volume 20 constitutes the index. Each volume begins with a table of contents (no longer annotated) for each specific volume. Following this is a three-page article describing the kingdoms of life. A color key is also provided, corresponding to the color coding (identical to the previous edition) used throughout the book. This scheme is enhanced by the clearly labeled headings for each entry ("a flowering plant," "a wading bird," etc.). Volume 1 also contains...