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V. 1. decrease metazoans and lesser deuterostomes / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 2. Protostomes / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. three. bugs / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 4-5. Fishes I-II / Neil Schlager -- v. 6. Amphibians / Neil Schlager, editor -- Reptiles / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 8-11. Birds I-IV / Donna Olendorf, undertaking editor -- v. 12-16. Mammals I-V -- v. 17. Cumulative index.; ''This is a revised and up-to-date version of 1 of the main authoritative and entire resources at the world's animals. just like the 1st version written via famous zoologist Bernard Grzimek and released in 1972, the second one version covers every kind of animals in geographic components around the globe. It comprises high quality pictures and illustrations and a accomplished index to all volumes.''--''The best 20 Reference Titles of the Year,'' American Libraries, could 2004
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