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David Burnie - Author

About the Author

David Burnie studied zoology and botany and has worked as a nature reserve ranger and biologist. He has written or contributed to many award-winning books and multimedia titles. His "Kingfisher Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia" was nominated for the U.K.'s Aventis Prize.

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The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia

Author: David Burnie Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Meet an amazing menagerie of creatures on this breathtaking safari through the animal kingdom. The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia spans the Earth from pole to pole, covering 2000 animals from the tiniest protozoan to the mightiest mammal. Each entry describes the animal's characteristics, behaviour and distribution, and gives their Latin names. The meticulously researched information is highlighted by clear, authoritative writing and more than 1000 photographs and illustrations. Throughout the book, special feature panels focus on various aspects of animal behaviour, such as camouflage, migration and hibernation. With comprehensive back-matter including a glossary, alternative name index, and general index, this one-stop reference tool is perfect for research or for browsing by animal-lovers of all ages.

Navigators: Mammals

Navigators: Mammals

Author: David Burnie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

Mammals gives you the full story of these fantastic creatures, journeying through an amazing array of habitats from the top to the bottom of the globe. Join a pack of wolves on their chase for prey across a wintry landscape, glide through an underwater kelp forest with otters and sealions, and shrink down into the miniature underground world of burrowing rodents.

Navigators: Dinosaurs

Navigators: Dinosaurs

Author: David Burnie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

DINOSAURS journeys around the world, delving through layers of fossil evidence to uncover the secrets of prehistoric life. Step back in time and unearth some of the most awesome dinosaur specimens yet discovered. Find out about fierce fighting dinosaurs and horned dinosaurs, and discover how dinosaur hunters build pictures of the lives of these amazing beasts.

Endangered Planet

Endangered Planet

Author: David Burnie Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2004

Kingfisher Knowledge is a groundbreaking new series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Lively, engaging text, packed with information, accompanies stunning photographs that enhance each chapter. Amazing, state-of-the-art digital artwork guides readers into the fascinating heart of the subject. This learning adventure does not stop there - information panels throughout lead the reader to further discovery. Each chapter offers website links, book lists, places to visit and career information. Endongered Planet is a timely examination of the health of the ecosytems that support life on Earth. Today, humans influence every habitat in the world. From the local activities of tribes in New Guinea to the global impact of ever-expanding cities, natural cycles have been altered to meet human demands. Now the Earth is at risk as never before - dozens of species are wiped out each year, coasts and oceans are fouled with massive spills of oil, grasslands and forests are destroyed to feed the insatiable appetite of modern agriculture. With time running out, this book is an essential reminder of our responsibilities to safeguard our fragile home.

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