This is the definitive visual guide to the world's wildlife. You can go on an amazing visual journey through the animal kingdom with "Animal" and find out all about over 2,000 species from tiny elephant shrews to great baleen whales. Written by a team of over 70 zoologists and naturalists from around the globe the book has sold over one million copies worldwide and the new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect changes in the animal world. As well as important updates on the distribution, population and conservation status of many animal groups this new edition includes more breathtaking photography and 50 new species that have been discovered since Animal was first published 10 years ago. Such exciting creatures as the tube-nosed bat, ghost slug and the remarkable yeti lobster are now featured to name just a few. Perfect for all the family, essential for nature students and conservationists everywhere - "Animal" is a classic for a new generation. The book's beautiful flocked cover, made to look just like a real zebra, also makes it the perfect gift.