Poisonous Animals


Author: Seymour Simon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439796002

Category: Poisonous animals

Page: 31

View: 2388

Describes the behavior and characteristics of different kinds of poisonous animals, including snakes, spiders and scorpions, insects, reptiles and amphibians and sea dwellers.

A Primer on Reptiles and Amphibians

A Collection of Educational Nature Bulletins


Author: Micha Petty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692157121


Page: N.A

View: 3559

A Primer on Reptiles and Amphibians is an innovative educational resource designed to forge a connection between the reader and the creeping critters of the world. Turtles, frogs, lizards, salamanders, snakes, and crocodiles¿ these animals evoke fear and fascination. This primer dispels myths and unlocks mysteries surrounding these diverse survivors which have mastered virtually every habitat on Earth. Tragically, these animals now face pressures of unprecedented severity, but there is still time to make a difference if more of us work together.Micha Petty is an international award-winning Master Naturalist and wildlife rehabilitator. This critically-acclaimed debut volume is a collection of Micha's interpretive writings, carefully crafted to make learning easy for everyone. These bulletins display his passion for Conservation Through Education while covering topics such as living harmoniously with wildlife, physiology, natural history, observation, and conservation. Flip to any page to be instantly introduced to new facets of reptiles, amphibians, the perils they face, and how you can join the fight to save them.

Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures

Wild Animals in a Wild World


Author: Coyote Peterson

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633535789

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 1517

Be Brave... Stay Wild! Animal Stories for Kids: Coyote Peterson's Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had over the course of his travels. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch as a kid and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to an 800 pound Grizzly Bear that helped him teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild, every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure. With the presence of danger often looming for Coyote, each story reminds the reader that animals rule the wild places of this planet, and if we respect them from a safe distance, even the most frightening creatures are more likely to be afraid of us than we should ever be of them. Exciting animal stories for kids of all ages, this collection of short stories aims to give the reader a first-person perspective into some of Coyote’s most harrowing and heartwarming adventures.



Author: S. L. Hamilton

Publisher: Abdo & Daughters

ISBN: 9781532116018


Page: 32

View: 3520

Simple text and dynamic close-up photographs bring young readers face-to-face with copperheads. Your students will learn about body parts, how the snakes hunt, habitat, nesting, and their striking ability. The book also features information on snake handlers and what to do if you're bitten. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

A Cobra Hijacked My Camera Bag! Snakes and Stories from Taiwan


Author: Hans Breuer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781616461294

Category: Snakes

Page: 246

View: 9150

The herp is on! Hans Breuer searches for a new pet ratsnake in Taipei restaurants, loses a coral snake in his living room, confronts a cobra in complete darkness, and assumes unorthodox yogic postures to photograph kraits, habus, and bamboo vipers. Between the tree ferns of Taiwan's lush, rugged mountains, Hans draws us along to experience a fantastic variety of snakes, along with turtles, civets, pangolins, and other representatives of the island's immense biodiversity. During his constant search for reptiles and amphibians, Hans introduces the best of Taiwan with quirky humor, while educating the reader in remarkable detail. Twenty-two years on the island, and fluency in Mandarin Chinese, has given Hans a broad experience with all facets of Taiwan life, complementing his herpetological observations. We learn about family relations, food and drinking customs, dealing with curious police officers, and the aboriginal relationship to Taiwan's rich animal life. With this book in hand, you don't need a plane ticket to enjoy the thrill of herping Taiwan, but after reading Hans' adventures, you might just book your next vacation there!

Snakes of the Southeast


Author: J. Whitfield Gibbons,Michael E. Dorcas

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820326528

Category: Nature

Page: 253

View: 6252

Featuring more than three hundred color photographs and nearly fifty distribution maps, Snakes of the Southeast is stuffed with both entertaining and detailed, in-depth information. Includes and explores size charts, key identifiers (scales, body shape, patterns, and color), descriptions of habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, and conservation.

In Search of the Golden Frog


Author: Marty Crump

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226121987

Category: Nature

Page: 299

View: 9899

A "chronicle of Crump's three decades as a field biologist--and as a wife and mother--in South and Central America."--Jacket.

Creature Files Reptiles

Come Face-to-Face with 20 Dangerous Reptiles


Author: L.J. Tracosas

Publisher: becker&mayer! kids

ISBN: 0760355304

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9181

Get nose to nose with twenty of the fastest, strongest, stealthiest, and most poisonous reptiles you'd the planet Earth has to offer, with Creature Files: Reptiles. From the deadly gaboon viper—with the longest fangs in the world—to the venomous Gila monster that lurks underground, reptiles have an extraordinary assortment of survival skills. Fangs and venom aren’t these cold-blooded creatures’ only weapons: some are camouflaged to hide in plain sight, and others, like the Komodo dragon, have powerful claws for slashing prey. Still others use their awesome strength to overpower victims, like the green anaconda and its deadly squeeze or the saltwater crocodile and the 3,700 pounds of sheer force it puts into every bite! Creature Files: Reptiles features twenty of the world’s most extraordinary reptiles, with reptilian profiles brought to life by vivid photographs and a host of intriguing facts. Each slithering or stalking animal comes with a Fang File to give you the lowdown on how it uses its teeth to pierce, crush, poison, or munch its meals. Can you match the three replica teeth included to the reptilian mouths they belong to?

Nature's Deadliest Creatures Visual Encyclopedia


Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465458971

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 6610

Come face-to-face with 150 of the world's scariest killer creatures, from the lion and great white shark to the tarantula, anaconda snake, golden eagle, vampire bat, and even the fierce ant! The book profiles every kind of animal--mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, insects, and arachnids. Chapters are arranged according to how these dangerous predators kill. Do they use jaws and claws, venom, stings, traps, tricks and cunning, or mass invasion? With more than 200 spectacular photos in the book, every page has a stunning image of the animal in action, with data files giving a visual guide to its size, distribution, diet, and habitat, as well as a rating of its "scare factor." Each profile features bite-size text that will appeal to all readers. Discover key facts about how the animal lives (is it solitary or a pack animal?), intriguing anatomy (the platypus is famously one of the few venomous mammals, but did you know that the venom comes from the hind leg on the males only?), and of course, their method of attack (such as chasing prey to exhaustion, launching an ambush, or paralyzing with poison). Further fascinating facts can also be found in the reference section at the end of book, including deadly defense, family trees, toxins, and prehistoric deadly creatures that are no more.

Steve Backshall's Deadly 60


Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 9781472965196


Page: 128

View: 9580

Steve Backshall embarks on his most daring adventure yet. He has just six months to travel six continents and find 60 of the deadliest creatures on the planet for the 26-part Children's BBC series of the same name which will air on BBC 1, CBBC, Discovery and Animal Planet channels.From lethal beauties to killer beasts, from the unseen to the unexpected, the one thing these creatures have in common is that they are all deadly to other animals. Steve's encounters range from famous killers such as the Black Mamba and the North American Grizzly Bear to less well known but no less deadly animals. He introduces the surreal Pink River Dolphin of Amazonia and captures Australia's elusive Ghost Bat for a closer look. Learn about the ingenious techniques and extraordinary weapons that some of our most dangerous animals are armed with. Including the renowned, the unexpected and the downright bizarre, this companion book to Steve Backshall's high adrenaline tour of the world's most deadly is not to be missed.

Aristotle's De Motu Animalium

Text with Translation, Commentary, and Interpretive Essays


Author: Aristotle,Martha Craven Nussbaum

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691020353

Category: Philosophy

Page: 430

View: 7825

The aim of this book is to ask through a study of one of his most complicated treatises on explanation, how far, and in what sense, the demands of the 'scientific person' are Aristotle's.


The Secrets of Nature's Deadliest Weapon


Author: Ronald Jenner,Eivind Undheim

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588344541

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 6116

"The story of venom from ancient origins to modern medicinal use"--

Poisonous Animals

A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide


Author: Edmund D. Brodie, Jr.

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864796

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 1271

This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press is an introduction to the major groups of poisonous animals in the world, including the most deadly species. Learn about: -Dangerous stingers, fangs, and spines -The many varieties of venom, and the different ways they are used -Where poisonous animals live Includes full-color illustrations and little-known facts about some of the most remarkable animals on earth.

Spitting Cobra


Author: Avery Willebrandt

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1433956497

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4876

Introduces the spitting cobra, which in spite of its common name spreads its venom by spraying, and describes its habitat, appearance, and habits.

Mean and Lowly Things

Snakes, Science, and Survival in the Congo


Author: Kate Jackson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674039025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 5592

In 2005 Jackson ventured into the remote swamp forests of the northern Congo to collect reptiles and amphibians. This book is Jackson's unvarnished account of her research on the front lines of the global biodiversity crisis—coping with interminable delays in obtaining permits, learning to outrun advancing army ants, subsisting on a diet of Spam and manioc, and ultimately falling in love with the strangely beautiful flooded forest.


Their Habits, Life Histories, and Influence on Mankind, Abridged Edition


Author: Laurence M. Klauber

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520040397

Category: Nature

Page: 350

View: 2059

Focuses on rattlesnake ecology, taxonomy, physiology, reproduction, and behavior.

The Photo Ark

One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals


Author: Joel Sartore

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217773

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 3769

This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.

Asian Rock Pythons


Author: Valerie J. Weber

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836836554

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 856

Introduces the physical characteristics and behavior of the large pythons found in India, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.