The Big, Bad Book of Beasts: The World's Most Curious Creatures

The Big, Bad Book of Beasts: The World's Most Curious Creatures

Michael Largo


The world's wildest choice of animal wisdom and lore!

Lions, and tigers, and bears . . . and dinosaurs, dragons, and monsters. Oh my!

For hundreds of thousands of years, the preferred books within the Western global subsequent to the Bible have been "bestiaries," fanciful encyclopedias accumulating all of human wisdom and mythology in regards to the animal country. In those pages, eagles and elephants lived subsequent to griffins and sea monsters. Now, in The great, undesirable ebook of Beasts, award-winning writer Michael Largo has up-to-date the medieval bestsellers for the twenty-first century, illuminating little-known proof, fantastic secrets and techniques, and weird superstitions in regards to the beasts that inhabit our world—and hang-out our imaginations. you will know about the most important malicious program ever, the smallest animal on this planet, and the true creatures that encouraged the fabled unicorns. you will discover how birds discovered to fly, why cats rub opposed to your legs, and 1000 different proof that may make you examine nature in a superbly new way.

Did you know?

The quickest animal on the planet is the peregrine falcon, which reaches speeds of over 2 hundred miles in line with hours.

Circus ringmaster P.T. Barnum fooled many while he displayed a "mermaid" carcass that was once later proved to be monkey bones sewed including the physique of a fish.

Discovered in a distant volcanic crater in New Guinea, the Bosavi wolly rat grows to the dimensions of a cat.

President Andrew Jackson received an African grey parrot to maintain his spouse corporation. The poultry outlived them either and used to be faraway from Jackson's funeral for cussing in either English and Spanish.

A to Z: From Aardvark to Zooplankton!

For all ages!

Includes 289 illustrations!

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