By Igor Siwanowicz

ISBN-10: 1405337311

ISBN-13: 9781405337311

This identify enables you to zoom in at the world's so much outstanding creatures. in the event that your baby will be pint-sized like a pipistrelle bat, or see eye-to-eye with a housefly they'd come upon a miniature international of odd physique shapes, strange habit, and a few jaw-dropping insights into existence for the very small. because of nature photographer Igor Siwanowicz's extraordinary images, they could do exactly that. With those staggering photographs, they'll see in eye-popping pack up element how tiny creatures hunt, feed, circulate, live on and thrive. There are regularly occurring creatures like flies and beetles to examine, besides unique birds, reptiles, amphibians and rodents. realize what makes them assorted and the way they deal with residing in hugely assorted habitats. With Igor's behind the curtain consultant on tips to picture such tiny beasts, this can be an grand view of nature in miniature.

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The skin covering each gill is so thin that oxygen dissolved in the water is able to pass directly into the axolotl's bloodstream. indd 30 d l ye S IZ E : 15 14 –35 cm (6– in) 17/10/08 14:36:15 12/11/08 18:28:45 31 The skin is very soft and thin, and under normal circumstances never develops the waxy waterproofing seen on other adult salamanders. Forever young While the axolotl keeps the external appearance of a tadpole all its life, its reproductive organs still mature in the normal way, and it is able to breed in its juvenile form.

Stralia & Ne Au Gu ortheaster w n The phasmid's hind legs are extremely powerful. If approached too closely, the insect will kick violently enough to deter many insecteating animals, such as possums. ind43 43 E: 10– –7 17 cm (4 The wing buds of this almost mature female will never develop into proper wings. She cannot fly and will rely on her camouflage and spines to protect her during a life spent stepping carefully from food plant to food plant. Male Giant prickly phasmids have long wings and put them to good use taking short flights as they seek out a mate.

Silky lining Tarantulas spin silk from small structures called spinnerets located near the tip of the abdomen. But instead of weaving webs, they use the silk to line burrows where they rest. When hunting, they ambush prey by springing on it instead of snaring it with a web. Spider bodies have two main parts (insects have three). The bulbous abdomen, or opisthosoma, is separated from the combined head and thorax, or prosoma, by a narrow waist. The muscular chelicerae perform a variety of functions.

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