Worlds Deadliest Creatures
|Joe McDonald and Mary Ann McDonald
|23 x 246 x 200 mm (H x W x D)
|Reed New Holland
|The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest
The natural world can be deadly, with animals as diverse as elephants and orcas or ticks and taipans having the potential to make any encounter a lethal one. This book explores more than 100 of the world’s most deadly creatures, covering every major animal group both on the land and in the sea. It explores the unique adaptations that these animals possess which make them dangerous to humans. These animals are not villains and their deadly adaptations have usually evolved as a way to procure food or to protect themselves from enemies. This unique book tells their story, explaining why each animal is potentially so dangerous. Of course there are a few exceptions, as crocodiles regularly take unwary humans as an addition to their diet, and injured, old, or sick lions, tigers and leopards become man-eaters by necessity. Beautifully illustrated with photographs accompanied by extended captions, readers will gain a greater appreciation for the deadly animals we often only fear or loathe.