Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Biology of Animals. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms is the perfect companion for any mushroom hunting expedition. Each species is accompanied by a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.
- Author: National Audubon Society
- Publisher: Knopf; A Chanticleer Press ed edition (December 12, 1981)
- Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
- ISBN: 978-0394519920
- Dimensions: 4.03 x 1.44 x 7.72 inches
2. Adult Coloring Book : 60 Stress Relieving Animals Designs: A Lot of Relaxing and Beautiful Scenes for Adults or Kids
🐶 60 GORGEOUS DESIGNS TO COLOR! Special patterns created to provide hours of fun, calm, relaxation, and stress relief through creative expression. Designs range in complexity and detail from beginner to expert-level. 🎁 AMAZING and INEXPENSIVE GIFT! - This A4 Book Makes The Perfect Gift For a Birthday, Mother's Day, Father's day, and any other occasion. Grab a Set of Pencils To Go With It! YOU WILL LOVE THIS COLORING BOOK! 🦁 Incredible Artwork With the Largest Variety of Animals, Birds, Wildlife, Seaworld Scenes, Cats, Dogs, Mandalas and SO much more! 🐯 Perfect For Every Skill Level: Great For Growing Your Skills. 🐴 Various Levels Of Intricacy Keeping You Excited and Inspired To Color! 🐘 Perfect With Your Choice Of Coloring Tools (Crayon, Gel Pens, Markers, Colored Pencils). 🦊 High Resolution Crisp Clean Printing Of Illustrations. 🐺 Each Coloring Page Is On One Sheet. Printed One-Sided. Don't Worry About Bleed Through. Create Your Own Frame-Worthy Masterpieces! This adult coloring book for men or women has 60 animal patterns and provides hours of stress relief through creative expression. It features small and big creatures from forests, oceans, deserts, and woodland. TAGS: 2021 gifts ideas lion panter elephant dogs cats birds garden flowers Colibri ocean forest wild best grownups relieving farm gel pens drawing domestic pig horse horses iguana fish whale monkey Christmas Holidays,woman womans Christian easy shark octopus rhinoceros panda koala zen son senior seniors butterfly wolf owl turkey parrot penguin delphine turtle rabbit mandala fun mandalas activity for mom wife husband creative puppy owls zen zentangle zentage pattern doodle art
- Author: Olympia Soares
- Publisher: Independently published (October 26, 2020)
- Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
- ISBN: 979-8553586690
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.28 x 11 inches
3. Dinosaur Coloring Book for Kids: Great Gift for Boys & Girls, Ages 4-8
33 completely unique dinosaur coloring pages for kids ages 4-8! For the dinosaur-loving child, what could be more fun than being able to color all of his or her favorite types? Powerful meat-eaters and peaceful herbivores roam through this coloring book, enjoying their prehistoric habitats with trees, mountains, volcanoes and comets whizzing across the sky in the background. You will find all the most popular dinosaur types here--sometimes alone, sometimes interacting with one another! Buy this coloring book today and share the fun and excitement of dinosaurs with a special child! This coloring book is a great non-screen activity to stimulate a child’s creativity and imagination. It makes a perfect gift! About this dinosaur coloring book: • Contains 33 completely unique coloring pages. There are NO duplicate images in this book. • The pages are single-sided to prevent bleed-through, and so that pages can be removed and displayed without losing an image on the back. • We have carefully designed each page to be entertaining and suitable for children in the 4 to 8 year-old age range. We have avoided overly-intricate designs as well as overly-simplistic ones. We believe children of this age love coloring fun scenes that fire up their imaginations, not a book full of simple shapes. • The pages are a nice, large 8.5x11 size.
- Author: Two Hoots Coloring
- Publisher: Independently published (March 14, 2019)
- Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
- ISBN: 978-1090454676
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.16 x 11 inches
4. The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids: 500 Wild Facts! (Fascinating Facts)
From anglerfish to zebras―500 awesome animal facts for kids ages 9 to 12 Frogs and foxes, scorpions and sharks― The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids has it all! This animal encyclopedia includes 500 amazing animal facts that offer hours of engaging learning. Alongside full-color pictures on every page, you’ll find weird and wonderful details about Magnificent Mammals, Creepy Crawlies, Amazing Amphibians, Feathered Friends, and more. This standout among animal books for kids is ideal for any boy or girl who is wild about animals! Learn fantastic facts like: Today’s golden hamsters are all descendants of a single hamster family that lived in Syria around 1930. Ant-eating ant mimicking spiders pretend to be ants by raising two of their eight legs so they look like ant antennae. A glass lizard looks like a snake, but it is actually a lizard with an extra-long tail―and no legs. When you’re looking for kids books ages 9-12, this is the perfect choice to learn about animals―and have a whole bunch of fun!
- Author: Ginjer Clarke
- Publisher: Rockridge Press (January 21, 2020)
- Genre: Children's Books, Science, Nature & How It Works
- ISBN: 978-1646111497
- Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches
5. Of Wolves and Men (Scribner Classics)
National Book Award Finalist: A “brilliant” study of the science and mythology of the wolf by the New York Times –bestselling author of Arctic Dreams ( The Washington Post ). When John Fowles reviewed Of Wolves and Men , he called it “A remarkable book, both biologically absorbing and humanly rich, and one that should be read by every concerned American.” In this National Book Award–shortlisted work, literary master Barry Lopez guides us through the world of the wolf and our often-mistaken perceptions of another species’ place on our shared planet. Throughout the centuries, the wolf has been a figure of fascination and mystery, and a major motif in literature and myth. Inspiring fear and respect, the creature has long exerted a powerful influence on the human imagination. Of Wolves and Men takes the reader into the world of the Canis lupus and its relationship to humankind through the ages. Lopez draws on science, history, mythology, and his own field research to present a compelling portrait of wolves both real and imagined, dispelling our fear of them while celebrating their place in our history, legends, and hearts. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
- Author: Barry H. Lopez
- Publisher: Open Road Media; Classic Edition (May 31, 2016)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Science & Math
6. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year “Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk did for raptors.” — New Statesman , UK “One of the best science books of the year.” — Science Friday , NPR Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig , this “fascinating…touching…informative…entertaining” ( Daily Beast ) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma. Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways: escaping enclosures like an orangutan; jetting water to bounce balls; and endlessly tricking companions with multiple “sleights of hand” to get food. Scientists have only recently accepted the intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems and are trying to decipher the meaning of the animal’s color-changing techniques. With her “joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures” ( Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick), Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.
- Author: Sy Montgomery
- Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (April 5, 2016)
- Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
- ISBN: 978-1451697728
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.38 inches
7. American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon
From the host of the Travel Channel’s The Wild Within . A hunt for the American buffalo - an adventurous, fascinating examination of an animal that has haunted the American imagination. In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American bison, in the Alaskan wilderness. Despite the odds - there’s only a two percent chance of drawing the permit, and fewer than 20 percent of those hunters are successful - Rinella managed to kill a buffalo on a snow-covered mountainside and then raft the meat back to civilization while being trailed by grizzly bears and suffering from hypothermia. Throughout these adventures, Rinella found himself contemplating his own place among the 14,000 years’ worth of buffalo hunters in North America, as well as the buffalo’s place in the American experience. At the time of the Revolutionary War, North America was home to approximately 40 million buffalo, the largest herd of big mammals on the planet, but by the mid-1890s only a few hundred remained. Now that the buffalo is on the verge of a dramatic ecological recovery across the West, Americans are faced with the challenge of how, and if, we can dare to share our land with a beast that is the embodiment of the American wilderness. American Buffalo is a narrative tale of Rinella’s hunt. But beyond that, it is the story of the many ways in which the buffalo has shaped our national identity. Rinella takes us across the continent in search of the buffalo’s past, present, and future: to the Bering Land Bridge, where scientists search for buffalo bones amid artifacts of the New World’s earliest human inhabitants; to buffalo jumps where Native Americans once ran buffalo over cliffs by the thousands; to the Detroit Carbon works, a “bone charcoal” plant that made fortunes in the late 1800s by turning millions of tons of buffalo bones into bone meal, black dye, and fine china; and even to an abattoir turned fashion mecca in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, where a depressed buffalo named Black Diamond met his fate after serving as the model for the American nickel. Rinella’s erudition and exuberance, combined with his gift for storytelling, make him the perfect guide for a book that combines outdoor adventure with a quirky blend of facts and observations about history, biology, and the natural world. Both a captivating narrative and a book of environmental and historical significance, American Buffalo tells us as much about ourselves as Americans as it does about the creature who perhaps best of all embodies the American ethos.
- Author: Steven Rinella
- Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences, Animals, Mammals
8. World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments
A New York Times Best Seller Barnes & Noble 2020 Book of the Year A Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction A Southern Book Prize Finalist An NPR Best Book of 2020 An Esquire Best Book of 2020 A BookPage Best Book of 2020 A New York Public Library Best Book of 2020 A Wall Street Journal Holiday Gift Pick for 2020 An Indie Next Pick, September 2019 A Publishers Weekly "Big Indie Book of Fall 2020" A BuzzFeed Best Book of Fall 2020 A Literary Hub "Most Anticipated Book of 2020 A Ralph Lauren Summer Reading Recommendation A Garden & Gun Summer Reading Recommendation A Bustle "Best Book of Fall 2020 Named a "Most Anticipated Book of 2020" by The Millions An Alma "Favorite Book for Fall 2020" A Literary Hub "Recommended Climate Read for September 2020" A Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Reading Recommendation for Fall 2020 From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction―a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us. As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter where she was transplanted―no matter how awkward the fit or forbidding the landscape―she was able to turn to our world’s fierce and funny creatures for guidance. “What the peacock can do,” she tells us, “is remind you of a home you will run away from and run back to all your life.” The axolotl teaches us to smile, even in the face of unkindness; the touch-me-not plant shows us how to shake off unwanted advances; the narwhal demonstrates how to survive in hostile environments. Even in the strange and the unlovely, Nezhukumatathil finds beauty and kinship. For it is this way with wonder: it requires that we are curious enough to look past the distractions in order to fully appreciate the world’s gifts. Warm, lyrical, and gorgeously illustrated by Fumi Nakamura, World of Wonders is a book of sustenance and joy.
- Author: Aimee Nezhukumatathil
- Publisher: Milkweed Editions; 1st edition (September 8, 2020)
- Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Community & Culture
- ISBN: 978-1571313652
9. What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides)
The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing—and why "Can birds smell?"; "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?"; "Do robins 'hear' worms?" In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds—blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees—it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. David Sibley's exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults—including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes—it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action. Unlike any other book he has written, What It's Like to Be a Bird is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley's world of birds.
- Author: David Allen Sibley
- Publisher: Knopf; Illustrated edition (April 14, 2020)
- Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
- ISBN: 978-0307957894
- Dimensions: 8.87 x 1.07 x 11.27 inches
10. The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles
This 10th-anniversary edition of Bruce Lipton’s best-selling book The Biology of Belief has been updated to bolster the book’s central premise with the latest scientific discoveries—and there have been a lot in the last decade. The Biology of Belie f is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology. Former medical school professor and research scientist Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., presents his experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, which examine in great detail the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information. The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life, showing that genes and DNA do not control our biology; instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. This profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics has been hailed as a major breakthrough, showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking.
- Author: Bruce H. Lipton
- Publisher: Hay House Inc.; 10th Anniversary ed. edition (October 11, 2016)
- Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
- ISBN: 978-1401952471
- Dimensions: 6.06 x 0.83 x 8.94 inches