This first edition book is in pristine condition, the dust jacket has some chips but is now protected in Mylar. Book written by Roy Chapman Andrews with illustrations by Andre Durenceau and others. 72 full-color plates (and they are gorgeous!), 72 half-tones. Published by Crown Publishers, Inc. 1951, 206 pages. Book deals with nature and the many ways creatures have equipped themselves for survival. Some of these explanations are about the birds, flowers & plants in your own garden and backyard. Book is out of print.