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Get Your Animals in Order: Classifying the Animal World

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11th April 2024

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781526322333

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Animals are so familiar but what makes an animal an animal? Produced in partnership with the Natural History Museum (NHM), this clever and clear explanation of animal classification puts your animals in order and explains why classifying animals is important.

From whales to worms and snakes to stinkbugs, every creature ever discovered has been identified and added to a group within the animal kingdom. Scientists use this classification system to help them research, discover and save species. This children’s book showcases the amazingly diverse range of animals found around the world and the different features that help determine their place in the animal kingdom. We see the similarities, differences and connections between animal groups, and discover how classification helps scientists conserve animals and their habitats.

‘Odd-one-out’ examples tell of peculiar animals that don’t quite fit the natural order, such as egg-laying mammals and fish that climb trees.

Includes a zoology timeline of the people and places that have influenced the study of animals