This comprehensive guide captures the enthralling world of reptiles and insects from all over the globe. From poisonous snakes and fearsome alligators to delicate butterflies and industrious honey bees, you ll discover amazing facts about all sizes and species of reptiles, bugs and minibeasts. Close-up photography takes a detailed look at the secrets of reptiles and insects, from different types of scales, heat detectors and fearsome teeth to all-seeing compound eyes, super-sensitive antennae and powerful stings. Stunning picture sequences zoom in closer still, revealing for example, how baby crocodiles hatch out, how lizards grow new tails, and how a spider spins its web. This exciting new book makes learning about natural history and accessible. It clearly sets out the link between animals and their environment, bringing the subject to life with stunning photography, informative diagrams and lively, fact-packed text. The Deadly World of Bugs, Snakes, Spiders, Crocodiles and Hundreds of Other Amazing Reptiles & Insects The dramatic lives and conflicts of the world s strangest creatures Barbara Taylor, Jen Green, John Farndon & Mark O Shea CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Authors Barbara Taylor has won several awards, including, for Crocodiles (Lorenz Books), the Key Stage 2 non-fiction category of the English Associations 4-11 awards for the best children s illustrated books of 2000. Dr Jen Green worked in publishing for 15 years, as an editor and later editorial director. Since 1996 she has worked full-time as a writer. John Fa rndon has written a host of books and articles on a wide range of science subjects and has been shortlisted three times for the Copus Science Book Prize. Mark O Shea is best known as the presenter of 36 adventurous natural history films.
Biblio NotesMore than 1500 fabulous wildlife photographs and illustrations provide a stunning close-up view of survival in the wild Exciting and accessible information provides an insight into every aspect of reptile and insect life and behaviour Features Did You Know spotlights that reveal amazing-but-true facts about reptiles and insects An ideal reference book for 8- to 12-year-olds for both school and home study and projects, and a superb family encyclopedia Special features include how the body works, food and hunting, habitats, finding a mate, colour and camouflage, and conservation
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