The Resource Deadly beautiful : vanishing killers of the animal kingdom, Liana Joy Christensen ; iIllustrations by Ian Faulkner

Deadly beautiful : vanishing killers of the animal kingdom, Liana Joy Christensen ; iIllustrations by Ian Faulkner

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Deadly beautiful : vanishing killers of the animal kingdom
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Deadly beautiful
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vanishing killers of the animal kingdom
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Liana Joy Christensen ; iIllustrations by Ian Faulkner
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Vanishing killers of the animal kingdom
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Summary
Did you know that the humble marmot is responsible for more than one billion human deaths? Or that it's possible to be bitten by a snake's head for up to an hour after it's been decapitated? On the flip side, for every person bitten by a shark each year, 25 people are bitten by New Yorkers. It seems that truth sometimes is stranger than fiction! These facts and many more appear in this fascinating tribute to our world's 'deadly' wildlife. At its heart, however, 'Deadly Beautiful' makes a passionate plea for us to learn to better cohabit with our fellow residents of planet Earth. Ever-increasing concern for the fate of the environment and the world's endangered wildlife means that this book is a particularly timely addition to the world of natural history publishing. Dr Liana Joy Christensen, one of Australia's foremost nature writers, takes a fresh and entertaining look at the 'deadly' animals with which humans have for so long enjoyed a love-hate relationship. These animals are generally not the aggressors nor the lethal killing machines that mythology and tradition would have us believe. Most also serve vital roles in maintaining the ecological balance of their habitats, while their fascinating behaviour and often striking beauty make them worthy of close study, particularly as so many of them are facing the worst death of all - extinction. Beautifully illustrated, 'Deadly Beautiful' is certain to foster a new understanding and appreciation of these incredible animals and their importance on a global scale
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AU@
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574.6
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illustrations
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index present
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QL100
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.C57 2011
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non fiction
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Deadly beautiful : vanishing killers of the animal kingdom, Liana Joy Christensen ; iIllustrations by Ian Faulkner
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Deadly beautiful : vanishing killers of the animal kingdom, Liana Joy Christensen ; iIllustrations by Ian Faulkner
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-258) and index
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. A matter of scale: snakes -- 2. Here be dragons: crocodiles, alligators and Komodo dragons -- 3. Venomous virtue: spiders, scorpions and ticks -- 4. Outrageous fortune: sharks and stingrays -- 5. Beach and beyond: cone shells, blue-ringed octopuses [octopi], stonefish and box jellyfish -- 6. Pack drill: wolves, dingoes and coyotes -- 7. The woods today: bears -- 8. Big cat magic: tigers, lions, cougars, leopards and jaguars -- 9. The deadly vegetarians: hippopotamuses [hippopotami], rhinoceroses, buffalo, bison, moose and elephants -- Afterword
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20 cm.
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264 pages
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9781921497223
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rdamedia.
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color illustrations
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(OCoLC)678919848

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