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Describes examples of animal behavior that may strike humans as disgusting, including the "gross" ways animals find food, shelter, and safety in the natural world.
Posted April 22, 2010
My wife Karen purchased this book a few years ago for our younger son Jeremy to read as a science supplement. The basic premise of this book is that many animals do some pretty gross things to survive, and several examples are given, such as looking like bird droppings, regurgitating food for offspring to eat, sucking blood, and gulping down animals whole. The accounts are fascinating, but if you or your children have a slightly squeamish stomach, do not read this book right before or after eating! Even though the subtitle includes "How Animals Adapt," I could detect no evolutionary statements in the book. Adaptations, which can be observed, do not necessarily prove general evolution, which has never been observed nor demonstrated.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 30, 2000
I had the pleasure of puchasing this book for my 2 children and was drawn by the interesting facts I did not know. The pictures are awesome and give vivid details and explanation to the reading. I would recommend this book for children 8-years and older.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.