Can beetles bury the dead? Why are worms good for the soil? What's inside a termite mound? How safe is a burrow? Dig deep and find out all about the scary creatures living beneath our feet, from worms that help the soil to predators – big and small – that hunt below ground. Scary Creatures of the Soil is packed with facts written in an accessible question-and-answer format. Its special x-ray pages enable readers to see how the internal structure of an animal corresponds to its external appearance. Scary Creatures of the Soil features startlingly realistic illustrations and impressive photographs. Informative captions, a complete glossary and index make this title an ideal educational text.