Unusual Creatures

Unusual Creatures

A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of the Earth's Strangest Animals

Book - 2012
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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!
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2012
ISBN: 9781452104676
1452104670
9781452136455
Characteristics: 109 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Noordeman, Jelmer - Illustrator

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LPL_DanC May 04, 2018

Wow! Who knew that a single hagfish could create buckets of slime to protect itself? Or that wombats poop cubes? Or what a tardigrade even is? If you know someone who craves this type of information (in my case, a first grade boy), they are gonna love this book.

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Jul 19, 2017

Lialeta thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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quagga Sep 08, 2013

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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