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Unusual Creatures

A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of the Earth's Strangest Animals
Hearst, Michael (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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This book introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life forms. From the top of Mt. Everest to 10,000 feet under the sea, fascinating animals are everywhere. A basilisk that can run on water, an octopus that can mimic other animals, a fish that defends itself with slime and ties itself in a knot to wipe the slime away ... plus dozens more!
Authors: Hearst, Michael, 1972-
Title: Unusual creatures
a mostly accurate account of some of the Earth's strangest animals
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2012
Characteristics: 109 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Axolotl
Aye-Aye
Bar-headed goose
Barking spider
Bee hummingbird
Bilby
Blobfish
Blue-footed booby
Cantor's giant soft-shelled turtle
Chinese giant salamander
Dugong
Echidna
Elephant shrew
Flying snake
Giant anteater
Giant gippsland earthworm
Giraffe-necked weevil
Glass frog
Great hornbill
Guineafowl pufferfish
Hagfish
Hammer-headed bat
Honey badger
Horned puffin
Humpback anglerfish
Jesus Christ lizard
Komodo dragon
Leafy sea dragon
Long-eared jerboa
Magnapinna squid
Mimic octopus
Narwhal
Olm
Pea frog
Pink fairy armadillo
Platypus
Pygmy marmoset
Saddleback caterpillar
Sea pig
Slow loris
Solenodon
Star-nosed mole
Tapir
Tardigrade
Texas horned lizard
Three-toed sloth
Tiburonia granrojo
Weddell seal
Wombat
Yeti crab
Summary: This book introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life forms. From the top of Mt. Everest to 10,000 feet under the sea, fascinating animals are everywhere. A basilisk that can run on water, an octopus that can mimic other animals, a fish that defends itself with slime and ties itself in a knot to wipe the slime away ... plus dozens more!
ISBN: 1452104670
9781452104676
Statement of Responsibility: by Michael Hearst ; illustrations by Arjen Noordeman, Christie Wright, and Jelmer Noordeman
Subject Headings: Animals Habits and behavior Animals Identification Animals Miscellanea
Topical Term: Animals
Animals
Animals
LCCN: 2011048646
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Sep 08, 2013
  • quagga rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The hair on a sloth curves in the opposite direction of most other mammals: from the stomach to the back. Clearly, this is a mohawk waiting to happen.

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