Author(s): Nicola Davies
Meet the animal kingdom's most competent killers! Stabbing and strangling, poisoning and drowning, electrocuting, exploding, dive-bombing and even death by glueing! Throughout the animal kingdom, creatures great and small have evolved to become masters of murder: from dive-bombing peregrine falcons to exploding carpenter ants, from electric eels to spitting cobras. The ingenious and often hilarious means of survival that both predators and prey employ are entertainingly explored in this celebration of all things deadly. With fantastically funny illustrations by Neal Layton and highly original explanations and advice on how we can all peaceably share our world, this book cannot fail to enlighten and engross. It is a fun and appealing introduction to biology for children. It is witty illustrations from an award-winning illustrator. A companion title to: "Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable" (ISBN 9781844287512); "Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth" (ISBN 9781406305593); "Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little" (ISBN 978140632339); "What's Eating You?" (ISBN 9781406313543); "Talk, Talk, Squawk!: How and Why Animals Communicate" (ISBN 9781406321180). This edition is jacketed.
Nicola Davies is a zoologist and writer. She graduated from Cambridge with a degree in zoology before going on to work in television and is now the author of numerous non-fiction books including Poo; Big Blue Whale; Gaia Worriers; Surprising Sharks and Ice Bear, as well as the novel Home. Nicola lives in Wales.