Animal Review: An Objective Critique of the Genius, Mediocrity, and Breathtaking Stupidity That Is Nature

Overview

From Aristotle to Charles Darwin, Carolus Linnaeus to the Crocodile Hunter, humans have been studying animals for thousands of years. Sure, we've learned some stuff. Snakes lack arms. Fish breathe water. Bears have complicated biochemical nervous systems. But in all this time, no one has ever answered the most important question of all: Are these animals any good?

Here, at long last, are the authoritative listings and ratings of dozens of your favorite (and least favorite) ...

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Overview

From Aristotle to Charles Darwin, Carolus Linnaeus to the Crocodile Hunter, humans have been studying animals for thousands of years. Sure, we've learned some stuff. Snakes lack arms. Fish breathe water. Bears have complicated biochemical nervous systems. But in all this time, no one has ever answered the most important question of all: Are these animals any good?

Here, at long last, are the authoritative listings and ratings of dozens of your favorite (and least favorite) animals. Expanding on their popular blog of the same name, Jacob Lentz and Steve Nash give you facts, charts, and photos with which to make your own judgment … and then they make it for you. Endlessly entertaining and surprisingly informative, The Animal Review is a perfect gift for animal lovers, comedy fans, or anyone who once bought you a gift and is probably expecting something nice in return.

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  • Jake Lentz & Steve Nash
    Jake Lentz & Steve Nash  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608190256
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.47 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacob Lentz writes the nightly monologue for the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Steve Nash is an advertising writer. They maintain the beloved blog Animal Review.

www.animalreview.wordpress.com

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Table of Contents

Foreword viii

Land 1

Panda 2

King Cobra 4

Wildebeest 7

Garden Snail 11

Spotlight on Poisonous Snakes 15

Giraffe 16

North American Mountain Goat 19

Bullet Ant 24

Spotlight on Bears 30

Alpaca 32

Koala 36

Spotlight on Apes 40

Skunk 42

Sky 47

Bald Eagle 48

Locust 53

Owl 57

Spotlight on Birding 60

Vulture 62

Pigeon 67

Water 73

Blue Whale 74

Great White Shark 78

Swordfish 83

Sea Cucumber 86

Spotlight on Extinction 89

Sponge 90

Clam 91

Spotlight on Taxonomy 95

Salmon 97

Octopus 103

Other 109

Hippopotamus 110

Golden Dart Frog 115

Peacock 119

Spotlight on Animal Sounds 123

Capybara 124

Ladybug 127

Photography/Art Credits 132

Acknowledgments 133

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2010

    Intelligent and very funny! Would highly recommend this book!

    A hilarious tongue-in-cheek review of animals. I laughed out loud reading this book... startled the other passengers on my flight! I knew there was a reason I never liked Locust's...

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