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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, Deadly!: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth cannot fail to enlighten and engross. This is one of six books in the Animal Science series – the best biology series ever!
Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include The Promise, A First Book of Nature, Big Blue Whale, Dolphin Baby, and The Lion Who Stole My Arm. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales.