Dogs have been part of our lives for many thousands of years. They provide protection and companionship, and work alongside humans in all manner of tasks and activities. Today, millions of people around the world are testimony to the unique relationship between dogs and their owners.
From its origins some 60 million years ago, the horse has become one of humankind’s most valuable animal companions. The domestication of the wild horse was a pivotal step in the development of human society and economy. This splendidly illustrated book provides detailed information on the origins and characteristics of 100 breeds drawn from around the world. Maps, charts and illustrations are superbly complimented with sumptuous photos that show horses in all their splendour.
Two fascinating books together in one all-absorbing family reference
Animals worldwide are illustrated in their special environments, accompanied by maps that show their home range. And the breathtaking undersea world is brought alive with maps that reveal the intricate canyons, ridges and seamounts that are home to marine life.
The ultimate guide to explaining the universe and our place in it
With detailed maps and diagrams, this graphic atlas takes you on a journey of discovery from our home planet, through the Solar System, and on to the Milky Way and beyond. But this book is more than just an atlas; it is also a complete survey of the fascinating worlds of astronomy, space exploration and cosmology in the 21st century.
Earth is home to an amazing array of wildlife that inhabits all but the most extreme environments. Predator and prey, diurnal and nocturnal, tree-dwelling and subterranean, terrestrial and aquatic – all are superbly adapted to survive and thrive.
A visual survey of the diverse and dramatic undersea world
The sea – the birthplace of all life on Earth – is facing an ecological crisis. Pollution, overfishing and climate change threaten the environment that provides life to our planet. So integrally linked is human activity to the sea that if life in the sea vanished, life on Earth would disappear. Detailed maps and illustrations provide in-depth information about all the planet’s seas and oceans, and breathtaking photographs reveal the splendour of the underwater realm.
The Illustrated Atlas of Exploration reveals all the adventure, risk and history of first endeavours – from small-ship excursions of ancient times to modern-day challenges of exploration under the sea and into space. Across time, people have gone beyond the known boundaries to seek new experiences, find new land or test their theories. This atlas brings their stories together in a richly graphic way.