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The Kingfisher Nature Encyclopedia (Kingfisher Encyclopedias) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-04-19 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 2 user ratings
ISBN:0753465035
LANGUAGE:English

" Large photos and clear text. And you can get this at a very nice price as used books. A nice gift. " said.

"Burnie, David. (2010). The kingfisher nature encyclopedia. Kingfisher.

Alissa Trammel
Type of Reference: Encyclopedia
Call Number: Ref 508

Content/Scope: This encyclopedia contains 320 pages of information and beautiful illustrations about things that live in nature.

Accuracy/ Authority/Bias: The Kingfisher is one in a series of encyclopedias about various topics such as animals, history, and science.

Arrangement/Presentation: This encyclopedia contains three sections: Our planet's origin and the evolution of life, The five bionic kingdoms, and Biomes. Each section contains information and illustrations to support the narrative text.

Accessibility/Diversity: This encyclopedia is a great resource of information about the great diversities of life on earth.

Relation: This is an updated version of this book and it contains a plethora of information and illustrations for readers to gain information from. The updated version also includes a short list of recommended websites. The previous version was released in 2004, and needed updating.

Cost: $27.99

Professional Review: Peters, John. (2010). School Library Journal. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/The-Kingfisher-...
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"Burnie, D. (2010). The Kingfisher nature encyclopedia. New York, NY: Kingfisher.

Citation by: Stacie Alexander

Type of reference: Encyclopedia

Call Number: Ref 508

Content/Scope: This revised encyclopedia includes sections titled, “A Planet Apart,” “The Living World,” and “Wildlife Habitats.” The book includes a table of contents and an index to help students use the resource.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: The author studied zoology and worked as a biologist before becoming a writer. He has published books with many publishers over the years and is a trusted source of science information. The publishers of his books are known for their quality materials.

Arrangement/Presentation: Text size in this book makes it appealing to students. Most topics are spread over two pages and provide many color photos to enhance the information. The table of contents helps users navigate the book.

Relation to other works: This revised encyclopedia will provide additional science resources that are more up to date than current library holdings.

Accessibility/Diversity: Topics are discussed in an introductory manner that is relatable to elementary and middle school students making it appropriate for a wide range of students. The pictures with captions provide visual guides for younger readers.

Cost: $27.99

Professional review of the item:
Yusko, S. (2010). The Kingfisher nature encyclopedia. Booklist, 107(7), 70.
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