Attack and Defense Astonishing Animals, Bizarre Behavior by Kathy Riley

Attack and Defense Astonishing Animals, Bizarre Behavior

Written by Kathy Riley
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Part of the Animal Planet: Weird and Wonderful Series

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Attack and Defense Astonishing Animals, Bizarre Behavior by Kathy Riley

The leading media brand for all things animal, this is an exciting and innovative book program that continues to deliver engaging, high-quality information about the animal kingdom. Launched in 1997, Animal Planet today has a unique global reach. It is broadcast in more than 96 million US households and 165 other countries, in 24 languages. Come face to face with the record breakers of the animal kingdom in this lavishly illustrated new series. Each title features more than 200 of the world's most extraordinary animals and their sometimes-bizarre behavior. Marvel at the amazing strategies animals deploy to track, catch and kill their prey; how they defend themselves from attack; how they rear their young, survive in extreme temperatures, and adapt to life in the ocean's depths.


NSTA RecommendsIt's a picture book with high-interest narration. . . . [In] this highly graphic, well-written text, the reader learns about more than 150 fiendish friends in the animal kingdom. On every page, the focus is on details. . . and Kingfisher knows what children want. They want to be in awe, to be face-to-face with something beautiful (or downright ugly), to learn fascinating facts, and to examine detail that is difficult even for researchers to see in the wild. . . . Definitely pick up Attack and Defense . Students will be waiting in line to read this one. SanFrancisco Book ReviewThis is a great collection of creepy-crawlies. The book is definitely not boring, with a variety of techniques showing how they various weapons and defenses work. There is not only a basic narrative throughout, but small factoids pop up every so often, making for some great reading. . . .For those who like to see nature at its deadliest and scariest, this is a fantastic book.

About the Author

Professor Phil Whitfield is a lecturer in zoology, biology, and parasitology at King's College, University of London. He is also an author and consultant, producing books on science, technology, and especially the life sciences. His past works have been shortlisted for the Rhone-Poulence Prize for sceince writing. He lives in London, UK.

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64 pages


Kathy Riley
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Kingfisher Books Ltd an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

19th September 2011



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