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Extraordinary animals : an encyclopedia of curious and unusual animals

Author: Ross Piper
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
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A compendium of the strangest and most unusual animals in the animal kingdom.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Piper, Ross.
Extraordinary animals.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007018270
(OCoLC)124074839
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Piper
ISBN: 9780313085949 0313085943
OCLC Number: 191846476
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 298 p.) : ill.
Contents: FRONT MATTER; 1. STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: ANIMAL COLLECTIVES; 2. THE WORLD IS A DANGEROUS PLACE: DEFENSIVE TACTICS; 3. THE QUEST FOR FOOD; 4.GETTING FROM A TO B: SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM OF MOVEMENT; 5. LOOKING OUT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION; 6. LIVING AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS: PARASITISM; 7. THE CONTINUATION OF THE SPECIES: SEX AND REPRODUCTION; 8. PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES: SURVIVING EXTREMES; GLOSSARY; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; ABOUT THE AUTOR AND ILLUSTRATOR;
Responsibility: Ross Piper ; Illustrations by Mike Shanahan.

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A compendium of the strangest and most unusual animals in the animal kingdom.

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