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Weird Nature: Science is Stranger than Myth

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By: John Downer

156 pages, 100 col photos

BBC Books

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #125876 | ISBN: 0563534249
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Downer, author and producer of Supersense and Supernatural, discusses the bizarre behaviours that can be encountered in the animal kingdom. The book introduces quick-change camouflage artists and masters of mimicry, including an octopus that can imitate almost any inhabitant of the ocean depths. There are also creatures that employ their own deadly poisons and chemical weapons, and also unlikely co-operation such as the tarantulas that act as security guards for frogs.
Contents include: Marvellous Motion, Bizarre Breeding, Fantastic Feeding, Devious Defences, Puzzling Partners, and Peculiar Potions.
To be accompanied by a BBC television series.


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