Nasty, brutish and short : the quirks & quarks guide to animal sex and other weird behaviour (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Nasty, brutish and short : the quirks & quarks guide to animal sex and other weird behaviour

Author: Pat Senson
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Birds do it, and bees do it, so do all animals, some of them in weird and wonderful ways. Quirks & Quarks' latest book explores the more bizarre behaviours of more than 100 creatures, from barnacles to Panda bears. The tiny spider that has to tear off one of its two huge sex organs just to be able to get around; the sea slug that produces a powerful love drug and mates with both males and females; the bedbug that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Senson, Pat, 1969-
Nasty, brutish and short.
Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, ©2010
(OCoLC)429022319
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Senson
ISBN: 9780771079696 0771079699
OCLC Number: 761398591
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 274 pages)
Responsibility: Pat Senson ; introduced by Bob McDonald.

Abstract:

Birds do it, and bees do it, so do all animals, some of them in weird and wonderful ways. Quirks & Quarks' latest book explores the more bizarre behaviours of more than 100 creatures, from barnacles to Panda bears. The tiny spider that has to tear off one of its two huge sex organs just to be able to get around; the sea slug that produces a powerful love drug and mates with both males and females; the bedbug that stabs its penis into the female's abdomen ' the range of animal sexual practices is mind-boggling. And it's not only reproduction that has them doing very strange things. There's a beetle that shoots a stream of boiling hot, toxic liquid when it's threatened; a lizard that can run on water; a shrimp that explodes its prey. Quirks & Quarks' latest guide is much more than a catalogue of peculiar practices, it's an engrossing look at the astonishing behaviours different animals have evolved in order to survive and reproduce. With an introduction by Bob McDonald, host of Quirks & Quarks. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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