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Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals
 
 
Author
Gordon Grice.
Publisher Dial Press  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.4 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780385335621
Pages/Publication Date 324/2010
Daedalus Item Code 31068
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How is a tiny box jellyfish, with no brain and little motor control, able to kill a grown man? What harm have hippos been known to inflict on humans, and why? And what makes our closest cousin, the chimpanzee, the most dangerous of all apes to encounter in the wild? In this elegantly illustrated, often darkly funny compendium of animal predation—which opens with the relentless carnivory of the big yellow dog his family once owned, Mr. Peck—Gordon Grice presents a picture by turns wondrous, mordant, and sobering. The book is ultimately a celebration of the animal world in all its perilous glory, by a writer heralded for his ability to combine "the observations of a naturalist with a dry, homespun philosopher's wit" (New York Times).

"Did he say repugnatorial gland? What a wealth of information Gordon Grice is, and what a fine, beguiling writer. This book is a must for anyone even remotely thinking of getting a monkey, a sea lion, or, heaven forbid, a dog."—David Sedaris

 
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