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Unwin, Mike

Overview
Works: 89 works in 244 publications in 9 languages and 7,848 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Maps  Miscellanea  Guidebooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: QL49, 598
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Publications about Mike Unwin
Publications by Mike Unwin
Most widely held works by Mike Unwin
The atlas of birds : diversity, behavior, and conservation by Mike Unwin( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 746 libraries worldwide
"The Atlas of Birds captures the breathtaking diversity of birds, and illuminates their conservation status around the world. Full-color maps show where birds are found, both by country and terrain, and reveal how an astounding variety of behavioral adaptations -- from flight and feeding to nest building and song -- have enabled them to thrive in virtually every habitat on Earth. Maps of individual journeys and global flyways chart the amazing phenomenon of bird migration, while bird classification is explained using maps for each order and many key families. Conservation provides a strong focus throughout, with maps illustrating where and why birds are most under threat, and what is being done to protect them. Separate sections examine key factors influencing their distribution and endangering their survival, from deforestation and climate change to invasive species and the cage-bird trade. Bird groups most affected, such as island endemics, are highlighted, while a fascinating chapter explores the complex historical relationship between birds and humans, with maps and data for everything from poultry farming to birdwatching. The maps are supported by an authoritative text that uses the very latest data and case studies from BirdLife International. Packed with sumptuous photos, original diagrams, and imaginative graphics that bring the numbers to life, this book is a stunning and timely insight into perhaps the most colorful and intriguing group of organisms on our planet"--Front flap
The Usborne world of animals by Susanna Davidson( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 624 libraries worldwide
The extraordinary photographs and simple, yet informative text in this fascinating introduction to the creatures of the world will enthrall young children. Includes maps, with animal icons to help readers locate the different species, animal facts, classification charts and an animal quiz
Endangered species by Mike Unwin( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Endangered Species introduces the younger reader to creatures whose survival is under threat. It looks at the animals, reptiles, birds, insects, and plants that are disappearing from our world and at the reasons why. The book is divided into chapters that examine extinction, hunting, trade, habitat loss and damage, and different conservation plans
Peregrine falcon by Mike Unwin( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
Discusses the plight of peregrine falcons and why they are near extinction, as well as some of the ways humans can help. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary
The life cycle of birds by Mike Unwin( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Discusses how birds differ from other animals, their habitat, what they eat, how they build nests, how they are born and develop, how they reproduce, and their typical life expectancy. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
The life cycle of mammals by Mike Unwin( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Discusses how mammals differ from other animals, their physical characteristics, how they are born and develop, how they reproduce, and their typical life expectancy
The life cycle of reptiles by Mike Unwin( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Discusses how reptiles differ from other animals, what they eat, where they live, how they reproduce, how they survive, and their typical life expectancy
Science with plants by Mike Unwin( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in Chinese and English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Packed with exciting science activities which encourage children to explore the intriguing nature of plants
100 animals by Nick Garbutt( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Offers a snapshot of the world's most endangered mammals species, descriptions of their behaviour, habitat and the threats they face
Climate change by Mike Unwin( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Examines the reasons why the temperature of Earth is rising, discusses the effects of global warming, and looks at what can be done to reduce the consequences of climate change
What makes you ill? by Mike Unwin( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Easy-to-read text discusses illnesses, germs, accidents, allergies, going to the doctor, and staying healthy
Where did dinosaurs go? by Mike Unwin( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Discusses the various theories that seek to explain the extinction of the dinosaurs. Points out that just as dinosaurs became extinct, other animals are also vulnerable today. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Why do tigers have stripes? by Alexandra Parsons( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Fascinating information on animal colors and patterns, along with experiments and activities
RSPB children's guide to birdwatching by David Chandler( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 196 libraries worldwide
RSPB guide to birds and birdwatching : a step-by-step beginner's guide by Mike Unwin( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Inspired by the RSPB's learnbirding.com website this title will launch beginner birders of all ages into the world of birds and birdwatching
Southern African wildlife : a visitor's guide by Mike Unwin( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
A guide to animals of southern Africa that includes discussion of geography, climate, and various habitats, with photographs and descriptions of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates, tips on finding various wildlife, and suggestions for places to visit
Secrets of the deep : marine biologists by Mike Unwin( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Describes what marine biologists do, discussing the history of the science, where they work, the organisms that they study, the education and training that they need, and the importance of oceans and the threats that they face
100 bizarre animals by Mike Unwin( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 libraries worldwide
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Lapland : a natural history by Derek A Ratcliffe( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
"An unspoiled region of northern Fennoscandia and northwestern Russia that lies within the Arctic Circle. Laplans holds a fascinating and specialized community of plants and animals. This book is the first to present an in-depth look at the flora and fauna of Lapland. Introductory chapters consider the geography and history of the area as a whole, and the tradition of wildlife study in Lapland. Following chapters focus on the general biogeography and composition of the Lapland flora and fauna, and the ecological strategies of Lapland birds. The wildlife of each distinct Lapland habitat is then considered in detail, with a final section that discusses conservation issues. The text is enhanced by a wealth of color photographs depicting the region's diverse habitats and wildlife."--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Anvins, Maiks
Unwin, M.
Languages
English (106)
French (10)
Dutch (8)
Chinese (4)
Spanish (3)
Italian (2)
Czech (2)
German (1)
Arabic (1)
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