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A miscellany of fascinating animal facts and figures: the weird, the wonderful and the downright unbelievable. Since time immemorial, people have been fascinated by what animals do and how they relate to us, and these enigmatic beasts have never failed to surprise us. Did you know that songbirds can be scared to death, literally? That parrots can talk because they use their tongues in the same way as humans, and that humpback whales catch fish in nets made by blowing bubbles? This delightful book is full of entertaining surprises, revelations and unusual information. Nowadays we study them (and eat them and pollute them into oblivion), but whatever we do to them, somehow most of these amazing creatures keep bouncing back. This miscellany of animal facts and figures offers some reasons why.
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Wild animals can do the most extraordinary things: some use tools and solve complex problems; others are devious - they cheat, steal and run protection rackets. Michael Bright presents a miscellany of animal anecdotes, facts and figures about the most venomous, most dangerous and most bizarre animals, including the animal with the largest tongue, the one with the most powerful bite and even a bird that can tell the time.About the Author:
MICHAEL BRIGHT is the author of a number of books on natural history. He is an award-winning film-maker, with the BBC s natural history unit.
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Book Description Biteback. HC. Condition: New. An interesting book, it includes stories from across the animal kingdom, and is wonderful to dip in and out of. Learn about the honey pot ants, Myrmecocystus Mendax that become living storage jars; the shocking pink centipede Desmoxytes purpurosea; the female pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus that goes through a human-like menopause; and the giant fossil snake found in QLD which was humorously named Montypythonides riversleighensis. Seller Inventory # Apr15-386 SC001E
Book Description The Robson Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Published In 2012 : 1st. Edition : 1st. Printing : Full Printing Numbers Listed, 1 - 10 : Robson Press : Overall, A Very Nice Book : Seller Inventory # 44 - 19630