A beautiful and fascinating portrait of the world's most extreme wildlife, from the sexiest beast to the smelliest plant.
The world's most devious plant, the largest flock of birds, the biggest drug user, the most dangerous love-life. Here is a mind-blowing guide to the weirdest and most remarkable wildlife on our planet. Lavishly illustrated, this is a beautiful book to own as well as an unputdownable read.
The entries are quirky yet informative, focusing on single species with bizarre lifestyles and impressive adaptations. The main book consists of over 150 entries, organised into four sections: Extreme Growth, Extreme Abilities, Extreme Movement and Extreme Families.
Intelligently written, it is aimed at all those with an interest in wildlife.
'The commentries may be pacey, bite-sized and sensational, but they are also intelligent and informed.' BBC Wildlife 'A mind-blowing glossy hardback that would make for exciting viewing on any coffee table' Royal Wings 'The text by marine biologist Mark Carwardine is the real star of the show...a wonderful fact-loaded book!you start reading, and you just can't stop!' Outdoor Photography 'The strange-but-true revelations in this beautifully presented book will fascinate' Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, writer, photographer, consultant and broadcaster with a special interest in marine wildlife. He has written more than 40 books, including several bestsellers, and presents Nature and a wide variety of other natural history programmes on BBC Radio 4. A keen diver for many years, he leads shark and whale-watching holidays to many parts of the world and is an ardent supporter of several wildlife conservation organisations.