Extraordinary animals: an encyclopedia of curious and unusual animals

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Piper (PhD, entomology, U. of Leeds, UK) brings to a broad audience creatures, some stranger than fiction (e.g., zombie worms). Limiting jargon to scientific names and terms in the glossary, he presents entries on 120 animals organized into eight thematic sections on lifestyle strategies involving: communal living, defenses, eating, movement, parasitism, reproduction, and survival in extreme conditions. The volume includes b&w illustrations by Mike Shanahan (PhD, tropical rainforest ecology, U. of Leeds); and tips on finding and observing some of these creatures. Web sites are not included, considered as having life cycles more ephemeral than that of many insects. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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