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The Modern Bestiary : A Curated Collection of Wondrous Creatures

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From the familiar to the improbable, the gross to the endearing, The Modern Bestiary is a compendium of curious creatures.

It includes both animals that have made headlines and those you've probably never heard of, such as skin-eating caecilians, harp sponges, or zombie worms - also known as bone-eating snot flowers. Arranged by elements (Earth, Water, Air), The Modern Bestiary contains well-known species told from new, unexpected angles (rats that drive cars; fish that communicate by passing wind), as well as stranger and lesser-known creatures, including carnivorous mice that howl at the moon, cross-dressing cuttlefish, and antechinuses - small marsupials that literally mate themselves to death.

Finally, there are the 'aliens on Earth' - the incredible, the surreal, the magical - such as tardigrades, tongue-eating lice and immortal jellyfish, creatures so astonishing that they make unicorns look rather commonplace. Written by a zoologist with a flair for storytelling, this is a fascinating celebration of the animal kingdom.

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Headline Book Publishing
1035402165 / 9781035402168
Paperback / softback
15/09/2022
United Kingdom
256 pages
135 x 216 mm
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