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Zombie Birds, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals
     

Zombie Birds, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals

by Becky Crew
 

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Take a walk on the weird side!

Astronaut fish swimming in zero gravity? Fluffy little birds hungry for brains? Transformer butterflies morphing in midair? It's either a bad trip or one crazy safari.

Becky Crew takes you on the latter by mixing serious scientific facts with lighthearted anthropomorphic stories. Each animal profile starts with a short,

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Take a walk on the weird side!

Astronaut fish swimming in zero gravity? Fluffy little birds hungry for brains? Transformer butterflies morphing in midair? It's either a bad trip or one crazy safari.

Becky Crew takes you on the latter by mixing serious scientific facts with lighthearted anthropomorphic stories. Each animal profile starts with a short, humorous day-in-the-life-of bit that leads into the real science of these really strange creatures. Becky keeps things fresh by mixing in her wit with the interesting facts.

From naked mole rat reproduction to the Wolverine-style defenses of Cameroon's hairy frogs, Zombie Birds, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals packs enough information for one heck of a nature walk.

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"Crew's Zombie Birds stands out for its rowdy zest and fine choice of creatures. As in her acclaimed blog Running Ponies, chapters pair brisk explanations of phenomena with fictional interludes." - ScienceNews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440563355
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
03/18/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Becky Crew is an award-winning science writer. Her blog, Running Ponies (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/), blends science fact with humorous wit, and is part of the Scientific American blog network. It was voted Best Australian Science Blog in 2010 and her writing was included in the 2011 collection of The Best Australian Science Writing. She is the former online editor of Australia's leading science magazine, Cosmos.

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