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Unusual creatures : a mostly accurate account of some of the Earth's strangest animals

Author: Michael Hearst; Jelmer Noordeman
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life forms. From the top of Mt. Everest to 10,000 feet under the sea, fascinating animals are everywhere. A basilisk that can run on water, an octopus that can mimic other animals, a fish that defends itself with slime and ties itself in a knot to wipe the slime away ... plus dozens more!
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Miscellanea
Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hearst; Jelmer Noordeman
ISBN: 9781452104676 1452104670
OCLC Number: 768728898
Description: 109 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Axolotl --
Aye-Aye --
Bar-headed goose --
Barking spider --
Bee hummingbird --
Bilby --
Blobfish --
Blue-footed booby --
Cantor's giant soft-shelled turtle --
Chinese giant salamander --
Dugong --
Echidna --
Elephant shrew --
Flying snake --
Giant anteater --
Giant gippsland earthworm --
Giraffe-necked weevil --
Glass frog --
Great hornbill --
Guineafowl pufferfish --
Hagfish --
Hammer-headed bat --
Honey badger --
Horned puffin --
Humpback anglerfish --
Jesus Christ lizard --
Komodo dragon --
Leafy sea dragon --
Long-eared jerboa --
Magnapinna squid --
Mimic octopus --
Narwhal --
Olm --
Pea frog --
Pink fairy armadillo --
Platypus --
Pygmy marmoset --
Saddleback caterpillar --
Sea pig --
Slow loris --
Solenodon --
Star-nosed mole --
Tapir --
Tardigrade --
Texas horned lizard --
Three-toed sloth --
Tiburonia granrojo --
Weddell seal --
Wombat --
Yeti crab.
Responsibility: by Michael Hearst ; illustrations by Jelmer Noordeman.

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"A quirky toast to the fascinating, impressively well-adapted freaks among us." - Discover Magazine

 
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