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Deadly Beautiful Vanishing killers of the animal kingdom EPUB eBook

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Liana Joy Christensen, "Deadly Beautiful: Vanishing killers of the animal kingdom"
ISBN: n/a | ASIN: B005LXLF2I | 2011 | 216 pages | EPUB | 4 MB

Did you know that the humble marmot is responsible for more than one billion human deaths? Or that it’s possible to be bitten by a snake’s head for up to an hour after it’s been decapitated? On the flip side, for every person bitten by a shark each year, 25 people are bitten by New Yorkers. It seems that truth sometimes ‘is’ stranger than fiction!

These facts and many more appear in this fascinating tribute to our world’s ‘deadly’ wildlife. At its heart, however, ‘Deadly Beautiful’ makes a passionate plea for us to learn to better cohabit with our fellow residents of planet Earth.

Ever-increasing concern for the fate of the environment and the world’s endangered wildlife means that this book is a particularly timely addition to the world of natural history publishing. Dr Liana Joy Christensen, one of Australia’s foremost nature writers, takes a fresh and entertaining look at the ‘deadly’ animals with which humans have for so long enjoyed a love–hate relationship.

These animals are generally not the aggressors nor the lethal killing machines that mythology and tradition would have us believe. Most also serve vital roles in maintaining the ecological balance of their habitats, while their fascinating behaviour and often striking beauty make them worthy of close study, particularly as so many of them are facing the worst death of all — extinction.

Beautifully illustrated, ‘Deadly Beautiful’ is certain to foster a new understanding and appreciation of these incredible animals and their importance on a global scale.

Dr Liana Joy Christensen has enjoyed a lifelong passion for wildlife and nature. For five years she was editor of the wildlife and natural resources magazine ‘Landscope’. She has worked extensively with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), earning from them a citation for excellence in science journalism. Her nature essays have regularly appeared in anthologies and magazines such as ‘Australasian GEO’, and been excerpted in translation for both German and Korean ‘GEO’s. Her work is published in literary and scientific journals around the world, including Taiwan, North America, the Netherlands and India. Currently, Liana dwells in Fremantle, Western Australia, where she writes full time as well as teaching at several local universities. She co-exists peacefully with a husband, two cats, and a garden full of red-back spiders.

Ian Faulkner is an illustrator, cartoonist and cartographer with over 25 years experience and a passion for natural history. He has been artist in residence at the Australian National University, and also cartographer at ‘Australian Geographic Magazine’, as well as undertaking work for The Australian Museum and Sydney’s Taronga Park Zoo.


Deadly Beautiful Vanishing killers of the animal kingdom EPUB eBook

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