What's the world's most inflatable animal? Which is the fastest-moving plant? Which species is the strangest hitchiker? Which has the longest fangs or the oddest incubation?
Big in format and scope, 'Extreme Nature' is a mind-blowing guide to the weirdest and most remarkable wildlife on our planet. With over 150 entries this lavishly illustrated coffee-table book contains stunning photography alongside quirky yet informative entries, making this not only a beautiful book to own but also a fascinating and unputdownable read that will keep you mesemerised for hours.
If proof were ever needed that fact really is stranger than fiction, then look no further than the natural world. Did you know, for example, that a bombardier beetle can blast a chemical spray that's as hot as boiling water? Are you aware that a castor bean produces a toxin 6,000 times more deadly than cyanide? And have you ever wondered about the three-toed sloth, which has just two modes of being: asleep and not quite asleep?
Intelligently written, 'Extreme Nature' is perfect for all those with an interest in wildlife. While assuming no prior knowledge on the part of its readers, it is still scientifically rigorous enough to captivate every expert.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2007
- 210 x 188mm