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This comprehensive guide provides information about North American habitats and the creatures found in them, including mammals, amphibians and reptiles, freshwater and marine fish, and the many breeds of birds that visit and inhabit this vast and varied region. It details the physiology and anatomy of each species, together with information on their ecology and evolution, their senses, survival and reproductive habits. There is also discussion about the conservation of wildlife, and the importance of protecting endangered species and their habitats. With entries of more than 450 creatures, and more than 1000 artworks, maps and photographs, this is a colourful, easy-to-use and highly informative reference book that will be enjoyed and referred to again and again by all nature lovers.