Extraordinary Creatures and the Fantastic Worlds They InhabitBook - 2004
Superbly illustrated in lifelike full-color paintings, Astonishing Animals details ninety of the world's most amazing animals from around the world. In this book you will find the hairy seadevil, the spectacular Sulawesi naked bat, and, in the depths of the limestone caves in Slovenia, the olm, a pink, four-legged, sightless salamander that lives for a hundred years. In fascinating vignettes, Flannery offers the true evolutionary tale of how each of these bizarre creatures came to look the way they do. Alongside each historical account is a stunning hand-painted color reproduction by Schouten. Astonishing Animals is a remarkable collection of the world's most incredible creatures and the stories behind their remarkable survival into a modern age.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2004
Branch Call Number: 590 Fl
Characteristics: xvi, 198 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm