Unusual Creatures

Unusual Creatures Author Michael Hearst
ISBN-10 9781452119854
Year 2012-09-14
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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With humor and flair, Michael Hearst introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life-forms. Which animal can be found at the top of Mount Everest, 10,000 feet under the sea, and in your backyard? Which animal poops cubes? Which animal can disguise itself as a giant crab? These fascinating facts and hundreds more await curious minds, amateur zoologists, and anyone who has ever laughed at a funny-looking animal. This book is also available in a multi-touch version, which is specially formatted for the iPad.

Unusual Creatures

Unusual Creatures Author Michael Hearst
ISBN-10 9781452104676
Year 2012-09-26
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Introduces some of the world's most unusual creatures, including an animal that can be found at the top of Mount Everest, under the sea, and in everyday yards; a creature with cube-shaped scat; and an animal that disguises itself as a crab.

Extraordinary Animals

Extraordinary Animals Author Ross Piper
ISBN-10 0313339228
Year 2007
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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Provides information on the scientific name and classification, appearance and size, habitat, and unique characteristics of each of over one hundred animals, which have been grouped into eight categories based on exceptional features.

Weird Sea Creatures

Weird Sea Creatures Author Erich Hoyt
ISBN-10 9781770856493
Year 2015-03-05
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Firefly Books
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An illustrated look at the weird and wonderful creatures that live in the very deepest parts of the sea. Humans have always wondered, with a mixture of fear and fascination, what lurks beneath the surface in the depths of the ocean. In this book, Erich Hoyt introduces 50 of the oddest creatures you will ever meet in the sea. From the carnivorous comb jelly to the lantern-carrying deep-sea dragonfish, from a vampire squid with giant eyes to dancing jellyfish, Hoyt explores these peculiar conditions and their equally peculiar environment. These creatures have adapted to lack of light and, using sound pulses (echolocation) or light-producing organs and pigment cells (emitting light via bioluminescence), they are able to communicate without giving their location away to predators. These stunning, captivating photographs weren't taken from the portholes of submarines. Photographers David Shale, Solvin Zanki and Jeff Rotman worked with oceanography institutes, museums and the BBC Natural History Unit, taking long cruises across the ocean to record and try to understand these little-studied residents of the deep sea. To capture the creatures for observation, a net was lowered far beneath the surface. As soon as the trawl was hauled aboard, the photographers would race to transfer the most unusual animals to fresh seawater aquariums in a chilled laboratory on board. These pages let readers gaze into strange, wild eyes and study faces with toothless or crooked smiles that witness the fruits of deep-sea evolution. Informative captions explain what the patterns of lights on their bodies are "saying" to others in their absolutely dark world. The wonder and extraordinary weirdness of what lives in the deep seas, so far away from us and yet so close, will become more familiar with this book.

Strange unusual creatures

Strange   unusual creatures Author
ISBN-10 0517027380
Year 1990-09-25
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Crescent
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Describes the remarkable characteristics and important role in the balance of nature of bats, wolves, rats, snakes, sharks, spiders, insects, and other unpopular animals.

Unusual Creatures

Unusual Creatures Author Allosaurus Publishers
ISBN-10 188832547X
Year 2006-01-01
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Allosaurus Pub
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Presents climate and ecological importance of living fossils, rain forests and grasslands as well as fascinating facts on unusual creatures.

Unnatural Creatures

Unnatural Creatures Author Neil Gaiman
ISBN-10 9781408845448
Year 2013
Pages 462
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Chosen and introduced by Neil Gaiman, this thoroughly beguiling collection of short stories is inhabited by an amazing menagerie of creatures from myth, legend and dark imagination

Beastly Menagerie

Beastly Menagerie Author Sir Pilkington-Smythe
ISBN-10 9781461749462
Year 2013-04-02
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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A modern-day bestiary of the most incredible animals the world has ever seen—with 200 full-color illustrations Our planet is a writhing mass of wondrous life, positively popping at the seams with peculiar creatures. Life has wriggled its way into every conceivable nook and cranny, and nature has belched out organisms into even the most inhospitable environments. A Beastly Menagerie is a compendium of 100 of these most curious of creatures, from beasts that can fit on a pinhead and survive a saunter into space, to sea creatures just waiting for an excuse to smash a ship to smithereens. And let's not forget to mention the remarkable Jesus Christ lizard, the bone-eating snot flower, the pink fairy armadillo, and the zombie fly. This beautifully illustrated collection will delight and bedazzle fans of the amazing animal kingdom in equal measure. Narrated by the affable eccentric Sir Pilkington-Smythe and assisted by his cronies at The Proceedings of the Ever So Strange, each entry is an enlightening and marvelous foray into our world and all its wonders . . . topped off with a soupçon of silliness. An excerpt Sharks are pretty pleased with themselves, and so they should be. You see, they are basically rippling slabs of muscle in gunmetal grey, with row upon row of huge razor-sharp teeth—awesome eating machines that have remained unchanged for millennia. . . . Of course, some sharks don't look so tough. Think of the bizarre hammerhead, goblin, and frilled sharks. Not that they're to be trifled with. And then there's the cookie cutter shark, a sniveling little guttersnipe who looks more like a fat lady's arm holding a kitchen utensil than the pinnacle of predatory evolution.

Unusual animals

Unusual animals Author Annabelle Donati
ISBN-10 0307113272
Year 1993-08-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Golden Books
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Explores the world of some of nature's most unusual creatures, including the manatee, the hoatzin bird, the gavial, and the horseshoe crab.

The Great White Moth Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures

The Great White Moth  Cryptofiction Classics   Weird Tales of Strange Creatures Author Fred M. White
ISBN-10 9781473399570
Year 2015-02-16
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Read Books Ltd
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This early work by Fred M. White was originally published in 1904 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Great White Moth' is a short story about an expedition into the deep jungle of Central Africa on the hunt for and unusual creature. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures Author Tracy Chevalier
ISBN-10 9781101152454
Year 2010-01-05
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this New York Times bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man. Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be their greatest asset. Remarkable Creatures is a stunning historical novel that follows the story of two extraordinary 19th century fossil hunters who changed the scientific world forever.

The Creature Department

The Creature Department Author Robert Paul Weston
ISBN-10 9781101611876
Year 2013-11-05
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"Stunning. . . . a bit like if you took Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Monsters Inc. and shoved them in a TARDIS."—Buzzfeed It’s a tentacled, inventive, gooey, world in there. . . . Elliot Von Doppler and his friend Leslie think nothing ever happens in Bickleburgh, except inside the gleaming headquarters of DENKi-3000—the world’s eighth-largest electronics factory. Beneath the glass towers and glittering skywalks, there's a rambling old mansion from which all the company’s amazing inventions spring forth. And no one except Uncle Archie knows what’s behind the second-to-last door at the end of the hall. Until Elliot and Leslie are invited to take a glimpse inside. They find stooped, troll-like creatures with jutting jaws and broken teeth. Tiny winged things that sparkle as they fly. And huge, hulking, hairy nonhumans (with horns). It is unlike anything they’ve ever seen. But when Chuck Brickweather threatens to shut down the DENKi-3000 factory if a new product isn’t presented soon, the creatures know they are in danger. And when Uncle Archie vanishes, it’s up to Elliot, Leslie, and every one of the unusual, er, “employees” to create an invention so astonishing it will save the Creature Department.

Keeping Unusual Animals As Pets

Keeping Unusual Animals As Pets Author Jef Hewitt
ISBN-10 0806972793
Year 1991-09-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
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Offers advice on selecting an unusual pet, describes the care requirements of crickets, scorpions, centipedes, salamanders, frogs, toads, lizards, snakes, and turtles, and explains how to set up a terrarium

Pink Is For Blobfish

Pink Is For Blobfish Author Jess Keating
ISBN-10 9780553512298
Year 2016-02-02
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Pinkalicious meets National Geographic in this nonfiction picture book introducing the weirdest, wildest, pinkest critters in the animal kingdom! Some people think pink is a pretty color. A fluffy, sparkly, princess-y color. But it's so much more. Sure, pink is the color of princesses and bubblegum, but it's also the color of monster slugs and poisonous insects. Not to mention ultra-intelligent dolphins, naked mole rats and bizarre, bloated blobfish. Isn't it about time to rethink pink? Slip on your rose-colored glasses and take a walk on the wild side with zoologist Jess Keating, author of How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied, and cartoonist David DeGrand. A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016 "The 2016 Ambassador to Young People’s Science and Nature books is unquestionably the blobfish." —Shelftalker "Readers will never look at pink the same way." —Publishers Weekly

Lesser Spotted Animals

Lesser Spotted Animals Author Martin Brown
ISBN-10 9781338128093
Year 2016-12-27
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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Bison? They're banned! Tigers? Taboo! Say good-bye to the gnu, cheerio to the cheetah, and peace to the panda. The world of Lesser Spotted Animals STARTS HERE! Find out all about the amazing animals you need to know but never get to see, from the numbat to the zorilla, and everything in between. A non-fiction picture book with attitude, Martin Brown's Lesser Spotted Animals combines the humor and verve of books like Dragons Love Tacos and Please Mr. Panda with the informative breadth and gorgeous presentation of non-fiction from Steve Jenkins, Diana Aston, and Jenny Broom.