Dangerous Animals


Author: Rebecca Gilpin
Publisher: Beginners Series
ISBN: 9780746088630
Category: Dangerous animals
Page: 32
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A fantastic brand new addition to the Beginners series, which is designed to provide an informative introduction to non-fiction subjects for young readers. Ages 4+

Dangerous Animals


Author: Melvin Berger,Gilda Berger
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545003954
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 46
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Asks readers a true or false question about the physical characteristics or behavior of dangerous animals that the reader can find the answer to by turning the page.

The Dangerous Animals Club


Author: Stephen Tobolowsky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451633165
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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The celebrated character actor presents a spiritually inquisitive collection of personal reflections that explores life's great mysteries and the art of stagecraft during encounters with famous film directors, ghosts, pygmy hippos and more. 50,000 first printing.

Deadly Kingdom

The Book of Dangerous Animals
Author: Gordon Grice
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 0440338905
Category: Nature
Page: 324
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How does a tiny box jellyfish, with no brain and little control over where it goes in the water, manage to kill a full-grown man? What harm have hippos been known to inflict on humans, and why? 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, Gordon Grice, hailed by Michael Pollan as “a fresh, strange, and wonderful new voice in American nature writing,” presents findings that are by turns surprising, humorous, and horrifying. Personally obsessed by both the menace and beauty of animals since he was six years old and a deadly cougar wandered onto his family’s farm, Grice now reaps a lifetime of study in this unique survey—at once a reading book and a resource. Categorized by kind and informed throughout by the author’s unsentimental view of the natural order and our place in it, here are the hard-to-stomach, hard-to-resist facts and legends of animal encounters. Whether it’s the elephant that collided with a fuel tanker and lived (the tanker exploded), the turn-of-the-century household cure for a copperhead bite (douse the infected area in kerosene), or the shark that terrorized the New Jersey coastline for a summer (later inspiring the film Jaws), everything you’ve ever wanted to know about animals but were afraid to ask is included in this hair-raising, heart-racing volume. By turns wondrous, mordant, and sobering, this book is ultimately a celebration of the animal world—in all its perilous glory—by a writer who’s been heralded by The New York Times for his ability to combine “the observations of a naturalist with a dry, homespun philosopher’s wit.” From the Hardcover edition.

Dangerous Animals

A Memoir with Claws
Author: Kirstin McMillan
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062389211
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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One of Hollywood’s top animal handlers recounts the story of her harrowing coming-of-age in the magnetic grip of her father, a menagerie of wild and dangerous animals, and the connection that would transform her life. Kirstin McMillan’s childhood was a literal circus. By the time she was eight, she was working with her family under the glittering lights of the Ringling Brothers tent. But not all that glitters is gold. When her parents split and her father decided to settle the family down on his own animal training ranch, Kirstin, her brothers and the animals were treated in the same cold and domineering manner: Do your job and you'll be fine, but never forget who's in charge. Captive beneath her father’s iron fist, Kirstin saw all animals, human or otherwise, as predatory—dangerous animals to be feared. By the time she was seventeen, she was a runaway, desperate for connection and trying to save her drug addicted brother. Even through fear and poverty, it was the animal/human bond that restored her happiness and independence. Today, Kirstin is a top Hollywood animal and celebrity dog trainer. Unlike her upbringing, Kirstin approaches animals with kindness and humor. Dangerous Animals is a tale of cruelty and heartache, of fear and redemption, and of the special connection between animals and humans, and love’s power to mend a broken life.

Deadliest!

20 Dangerous Animals
Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328466574
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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What do a cape buffalo, a king cobra, and a puffer fish have in common? They're all deadly! Deadliest! showcases some of the planet’s most threatening creatures. Steve Jenkins's Extreme Animals reader series explores nature's truly superlative animals with the help of illustrations, infographics, facts, and figures while detailing the astounding abilities of critters as small as a frog or as big as a whale. Each installment focuses on truly amazing and unusual animals, making these nonfiction readers accessible, informative, and fascinating.

The Most Dangerous Animal

Human Nature and the Origins of War
Author: David Livingstone Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312537449
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
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A multidisciplinary study draws on elements of anthropology, psychology, and evolutionary theory to analyze the relationship between human nature and the history of warfare, offering a disturbing look at humankind's innate penchant for war. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

World's Most Dangerous Animals


Author: Joe Brusha,Neo Edmund,Robert Greenberger,Barbara Kesel,Paul Kupperberg,Aaron Rosenberg
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment Incorporated
ISBN: 9780982750735
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 120
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Offers information on many dangerous animals and illustrates what can go wrong when humans interact with them.

Wild and Dangerous Performances

Animals, Emotions, Circus
Author: P. Tait
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230354017
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 229
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Elephants, lions, tigers and leopards evoke fascination and awe, fear and excitement.This bookanalyzes trained acts in twentieth-century live circus and cinema,reveals how humans anthropomorphize animals with their emotions, and interrogates the notion thatanimals embody a phenomenology of emotions and feelings in culture.

Ferocious Sharks


Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1433940442
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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This book tells about sharks, the world's fiercest underwater hunters, including angel sharks, great white sharks, tiger sharks, megamouth sharks, and more.

The Most Dangerous Animal of All


Author: Gary L. Stewart,Susan D. Mustafa
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0007579810
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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An explosive and historic book of true crime and an emotionally powerful and revelatory memoir of a man whose ten-year search for his biological father leads to a chilling discovery: His father is one of the most notorious-and still at large-serial killers.

A Colour Guide to Dangerous Animals


Author: P. Gopalakrishnakone
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971691509
Category: Dangerous animals
Page: 156
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This is a comprehensive book on the dangerous animals -- both venomous and poisonous -- in the Asia-Pacific region, with particular reference to Singapore. Based on a series of posters published by the Venom and Toxin Research Group of the National University of Singapore, it comprises chapters on (1) dangerous snakes, (2) scorpions, spiders and centipedes, (3) bees, wasps and hornets, (4) venomous fishes, (5) poisonous fishes, (6) venomous marine coelanterates and annelids, (7) poisonous crabs, (8) dangerous echinoderms and molluscs, and (9) ticks and their toxic effects. Included are some 150 colour illustrations for easy identification, and preventive measures, first aid and treatment in relation to the dangerous animals are described.

The Atlas of the World's Most Dangerous Animals

Mapping Nature's Born Killers
Author: Paula Hammond
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761478706
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
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Lists the dangerous animals of the world by continent, providing key facts about their lifespan, diet, physical characteristics, habitats, and why each animal is considered dangerous.

Australia's Dangerous Animals


Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583558881
Category: Nature
Page: 12
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One of the most the most dangerous places for humans to live on earth, Australia is home to a variety of creatures that can severely injure humans on land and in the water. From the giant saltwater crocodile and great white shark to the tiny red-backed spider and dozens of poisonous snakes, travelers and residents alike now have a handy pocket reference that covers the creatures to watch out for, how to avoid encounters and basic first aid on how to treat different injuries. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 50 dangerous species. Made in the USA.

The Animal Book

A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth
Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544344294
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
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Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins’s most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Sections such as “Animal Senses,” “Animal Extremes,” and “The Story of Life” burst with fascinating facts and infographics that will have trivia buffs breathlessly asking, “Do you know a termite queen can produce up to 30,000 eggs a day?” Jenkins’s color-rich cut- and torn-paper artwork is as strikingly vivid as ever. Rounding out this bountiful browsers’ almanac of more than three hundred animals is a discussion of the artist’s bookmaking process, an animal index, a glossary, and a bibliography. A bookshelf essential!

Dangerous Crossings


Author: Claire Jean Kim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107044944
Category: Nature
Page: 352
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Dangerous Crossings interprets disputes in the United States over the use of animals in the cultural practices of nonwhite peoples.

Deadliest Animals


Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: National Geographic Readers
ISBN: 9780008266806
Category: Dangerous animals
Page: 48
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National Geographic Primary Readers is a high-interest series of beginning reading books that have been developed in consultation with education experts. The books pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with lively text by skilled children's book authors across four reading levels. Level 4: Independent readerPerfect for kids who are reading on their own with ease and are ready for more challenging vocabulary with varied sentence structures. They are ideal for readers of White and Lime books. Did you know that a tiny golf ball-sized creature called the blue-ringed octopus contains enough venom to kill 26 adult humans? Or why the Sydney funnel web spider is one of the most dangerous creatures in the world? In this level 4 book, kids will be fascinated by 12 species that you hope you'll never come across! Sharks, snakes, jellyfish and more - these creatures are among the most threatening - and interesting - in the world!

Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 8 - E-Book


Author: R. Eric Miller,Murray E. Fowler
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455773999
Category: Medical
Page: 792
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Logically organized by taxonomic groups, this up-to-date text covers the diagnosis and treatment of all zoo animal species and free-ranging wildlife, including amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and fish, unlikely to be seen by private practice veterinarians. Featuring full-color images, the consistent, user-friendly format supplies information on each animal’s biology, unique anatomy, special physiology, reproduction, restraint and handling, housing requirements, nutrition and feeding, surgery and anesthesia, diagnostics, therapeutics, and diseases. Global authorship includes multinational contributors who offer expert information on different species from around the world. "Veterinary care of non-traditional species is a rapidly progressing field and this title is the much awaited updated version of this zoo and wildlife practitioner’s ‘bible’. Reviewed by: Charlotte Day on behalf of The Veterinary Record, Oct 14 Global authorship includes internationally recognized authors who have contributed new chapters focusing on the latest research and clinical management of captive and free-ranging wild animals from around the world. Zoological Information Management System chapter offers the latest update on this brand new system that contains a worldwide wealth of information. General taxonomy-based format provides a comprehensive text for sharing information in zoo and wildlife medicine. Concise tables provide quick reference to key points in the references. NEW! All new authors have completely revised the content to provide fresh perspectives from leading experts in the field on the latest advances in zoo and wild animal medicine. NEW! Color images vividly depict external clinical signs for more accurate recognition and diagnosis.

Dangerous Animals


Author: Andrew Brown
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780865055605
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes a dozen fierce animals, including lions, grizzly bears, snakes, and killer whales.