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Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Ethology

Nasty, Brutish, and Short The Quirks and Quarks Guide to Animal Sex and Other Weird Behaviour

Popular Science
By: Pat Senson
274 pages, no illustrations
Nasty, Brutish, and Short
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  • Nasty, Brutish, and Short ISBN: 9780771079689 Paperback Apr 2010 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
Price: £22.99
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Birds do it, and bees do it, so do all animals, some of them in weird and wonderful ways.

This book explores the more bizarre behaviours of more than 100 creatures. From barnacles to Panda bears, the range of animal sexual practices is mind-boggling. And it's not only reproduction that has them doing very strange things. There's a beetle that shoots a stream of boiling hot, toxic liquid when it's threatened, a lizard that can run on water and a shrimp that explodes its prey.

It is an engrossing look at the astonishing behaviours different animals have evolved in order to survive and reproduce.

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Popular Science
By: Pat Senson
274 pages, no illustrations
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