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The Frog with Self-cleaning Feet : And Other Extraordinary Tales From the Animal World.

Author: Michael Bright
Publisher: London : Biteback Publishing, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wild animals do the most extraordinary things. Some are exceptionally bright, use tools and solve complex problems. Others are devious: they cheat, steal and run protection rackets. There are social clubs, farms and farmers. There are animals with enormous appetites and those that self-medicate. Then we come across the extreme travellers: the highest flyers, the deepest divers and the fastest runners. But which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bright, Michael.
Frog with Self-cleaning Feet : And Other Extraordinary Tales From the Animal World.
London : Biteback Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bright
ISBN: 9781849544771 1849544778
OCLC Number: 823243993
Description: 1 online resource (278 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; WHAT'S IN A (SCIENTIFIC) NAME?; SMART ANIMALS; TOOL USERS; CUNNING BUGS; THE CHEATS; THE PROTECTION RACKET; TONGUES; EVOLVING TOGETHER; FEEDING TIME; BIRD FEEDERS; WORLD'S LARGEST BIRDS; GIANT REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS; MIGHTY BITE; WORLD'S LARGEST LAND MAMMALS; WHALE OF AN APPETITE; SEAFOOD CONNOISSEURS; DOLPHINS AND FISHERMEN; PECULIAR FOODS; GRUB'S UP!; INSECT FARMERS; LIVING TOGETHER; A SQUIRT OF WATER; INTEGRATED WEAPONS SYSTEMS; BAT ATTACK; EYES; TELLING THE TIME; LOUD VOICES; THE (NOT SO) SILENT WORLD; SEA MONSTERS; RIVER MONSTERS. WORLD'S MOST VENOMOUS ANIMALSBAD TO EAT; POISONOUS AND VENOMOUS; ALLERGIC TO LORISES; NATURAL MEDICINES; CHEMICAL WARFARE; CHEMICALLY CONTROLLED ANTS; REAL ZOMBIES; CATNAPS; THE BIG SLEEP; HOT AND COLD, WET AND DRY; KEEP OFF MY PATCH!; LOST BABIES; REALLY WILD COURTSHIP; ODD COUPLES; FIDDLER IN THE MUD; BRINGING UP BABY; ALARM; THE GREAT ESCAPE; BEE POWER; INSECT RECORD-BREAKERS; BACK FROM THE BRINK; THE WORLD'S SMALLEST ANIMALS; MYSTERY SOLVED?; THE WORLD'S MOST MYSTERIOUS ANIMALS; GETTING ABOUT; ANIMAL ATHLETES; DEEPEST DIVERS; EPIC JOURNEYS; RECORD-BREAKING BIRDS; FLIGHT DETAILS. MAGNETIC SENSEPURE WHITE; INDIVIDUALS; LEFT- AND RIGHT-HANDED; THE WORLD'S OLDEST ANIMALS; SHORT-LIVED; FASHIONISTAS AND SOCIAL CLUBS; URBAN LIVING; HOME SWEET HOME; ALMOST HUMAN (1); UNEXPECTED PREDATORS; ALMOST HUMAN (2); DOLPHINS TO THE RESCUE; LIONS TO THE RESCUE; HUMPBACK TO THE RESCUE; WHAT ON EARTH?; NOT WHAT'S ON THE TIN; THE WOODLOUSE; ANIMAL COLLECTIVE NOUNS; NEW SPECIES; AFTERWORD; Copyright.

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An extraoridnary and highly amusing menagerie of bizarre animal facts and tales from a leading BBC wildlife film-maker  Read more...

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