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Wild and wonderful mammals are everywherein the mountains, across the savanna, on the frozen tundra, and high in the trees. The Magnificent Book of Animals features oversized pages with detailed full-color illustrations of 36 of the world's most majestic mammals, including giant pandas, African elephants, polar bears, and ring-tailed lemurs. Concise facts highlight each animal's unique behaviors and abilities, and fact boxes allow the reader to compare each animal's size, habitat, life span, and diet. Rich, authentic illustrations will capture the reader's interest in the magnificent animals that live all across the world.
Tom Jackson has been a writer for 20 years. He has written more than 100 books and contributed to many more, covering everything from axolotls to zoroastrianism. His specialties are natural history, technology and all things scientific. Tom studied zoology at Bristol University and has had spells working in zoos and as a conservationist. He’s mucked out polar bears and fed the penguins, planted trees in Somerset, surveyed Vietnamese jungle and rescued wildlife from drought in Africa. Writing jobs have also taken him to the Galápagos Islands, the Amazon rain forest, the coral reefs of Indonesia and the Sahara Desert. Today, Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children, and can be found mostly in the attic.
Val Walerczuk is a professional artist with international experience in Poland, the USA, Germany, and now the UK. He has attended a few schools of art, but believes that primarily being self-taught has enabled him to succeed. His passion is the creation of all kinds of illustrations, photographs and artworks with accuracy and attention to detail, and he believes that anything is possible when it comes to creating art. He lives in London.