New Animal Guide by the Smithsonian
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28-11-2011, 09:26 PM (This post was last modified: 28-11-2011 09:57 PM by ghostexorcist.)
New Animal Guide by the Smithsonian
I recently purchased a huge coffee table book produced by the Smithsonian called Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide. What drew me to the book was the brightly colored face of a Mandrill (see below) on the front cover. This 632 page monster (12.1 x 10.4 x 2 in.) is an encyclopedia that covers 2,000 species of mammals, herps, insects, and sea life. The book opens with sections on evolution, classification, cladistics, animal names and groups, anatomy, behavior, life cycles, endangered species, and conservation. And then the rest is basically a huge field guide with a pic, a brief description, and a map showing the range of each animal. There are several animals on each page. This is a must for those interested in biology. If you plan on getting it, make sure you go for the "revised and updated" version that came out on August 29, 2011.

An added plus is that you could wear this thing as body armor!

For those who do not know what a Mandrill is, check this bad boy out. It looks like this poor guy was attacked by an 80's hair band!

[Image: mandrill.jpg]
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