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Self-harming parrots and exploding toads: a marvellous compendium of bizarre, gross and stupid animal antics

Self-harming parrots and exploding toads: a marvellous compendium of bizarre, gross and stupid animal antics

Gould, Francesca; Haviland, David

This is a compendium of the world's most unpleasant creatures and animal facts. Entries will cover everything from the disgusting to the informative. Questions answered include: are cows' farts a major cause of climate change? What happens at a dung beetle wedding? Why do vultures defecate on themselves?

Book. English.
Published London: Piatkus, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Francesca Gould and David Haviland
ISBN: 0748116923, 0749952709, 9780748116928, 9780749952709
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: viii, 216 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Popular Science.; Animals Miscellanea.

Author note

Francesca Gould is a lecturer in anatomy and physiology, and has always had a fascination for the more unusual and gruesome aspects of the animal kingdom. David Haviland is a journalist and writer, who now knows more about animal excretions than can possibly be healthy.

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A perfect book for inquisitive types who are short on time...
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