The Book of Deadly Animals

The Book of Deadly Animals

By (author) Gordon Grice


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Whether at a zoo, on a camping trip, or under our bedsheets, we are surrounded by animals. While most are perfectly harmless, it's the magnificent exceptions that populate "The Book of Deadly Animals." Award-winning writer Gordon Grice takes readers on a tour of the animal kingdom from grizzly bears to great white sharks, big cats to crocodiles. Every page overflows with astonishing facts about Earth's great predators and unforgettable stories of their encounters with humans, all delivered in Grice's signature dark comic style. Illustrated with awe-inspiring photographs of beasts and bugs, this wondrous work will horrify, delight, and amaze."

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 27.94mm | 294.83g
  • 31 Jan 2012
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143120743
  • 9780143120742
  • 614,519

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Author Information

Gordon Grice has written for "The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Discover," and "Granta." His first book, "The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators," won a Whiting Writers' Award and was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the "Los Angeles Times" and the New York Public Library. He lives in Wisconsin.

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"Taps nicely into our enduring, awed fascination with nature's predators and the popularity of TV shows such as "The Crocodile Hunter". . . . Grice has been dubbed 'the Stephen King of nature writers.'"--"The Bookseller"

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