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Zombie Birds, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals

By Becky Crew

Format: Hardcover

SKU# U3950

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Take a walk on the weird side!

Astronaut fish swimming in zero gravity? Fluffy little birds hungry for brains? Transformer butterflies morphing in midair? It's either a bad trip or one crazy safari.

Becky Crew takes you on the latter by mixing serious scientific facts with lighthearted anthropomorphic stories. Each animal profile starts with a short, humorous day-in-the-life-of bit that leads into the real science of these really strange creatures. Becky keeps things fresh by mixing in her wit with the interesting facts.

From naked mole rat reproduction to the Wolverine-style defenses of Cameroon's hairy frogs, Zombie Birds, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals packs enough information for one heck of a nature walk.

About the Author:

Becky Crew is an award-winning science writer, and the former online editor for Australia's leading science magazine, Cosmos.. Her blog, Running Ponies (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/), blends science fact with humorous wit, and is part of the Scientific American blog network. It was voted Best Australian Science Blog in 2010 and her writing was included in the 2011 collection of The Best Australian Science Writing.

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SKU U3950
Additional Feature Hardcover
Author/Speaker/Editor Becky Crew
File/Trim Size 5.5 x 7.5
Format Hardcover
ISBN 13 9781440560262
Number Of Pages 240

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Becky Crew, blogger for Scientific American, takes readers on a safari of strange by profiling fifty of the oddest animals this earth has ever seen with her trademark wit and humor.

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