Polar bears live in the Arctic and alligators in swamps, but what about llamas and lemurs, pumas and koalas? Whether it be forest, grassland, desert, or sea, animals are adapted to living in different circumstances. This handsome encyclopedia highlights this fact as it features more than 300 creatures living in 9 of the earth's major habitats, and introduces them in full-color photographs and drawings. Packed with animal facts and feats, this book explores the typical lifestyles, movements, methods of rearing young, feeding habits, predators, and prey of a wide variety of animals. Maps and diagrams show readers where each environment is located and describe its climate. The distribution, size, and scientific name of each animal are also provided.