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Author Riskin, Dan.

Title Mother Nature is trying to kill you : a lively journey through the dark side of the natural world / Dan Riskin, PhD.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  591.53 R494m 2014    ---  Available
Edition First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Description 260 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "A Touchstone book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-252) and index..
Contents Introduction: Georgia on my mind -- Lions don't kill zebras. Zebras kill zebras -- Meat robots screwing one another -- over -- Just another day in parasite paradise -- Eat and be eaten -- Of thieves and sneaker males -- Venoms and extinctions -- Rise up, meat robots.
Summary Using the seven deadly sins as a road map, Riskin offers dozens of jaw-dropping examples that illuminate how brutal nature can truly be and shows ways this deadly world has shaped us as humans and what our responsibilities are to this terrible, wonderful planet we call home.
Subject Predation (Biology)
Predatory animals.
Predatory insects.
Nature. (OCoLC)fst01034561
Parasites. (OCoLC)fst01053134
Predation (Biology) (OCoLC)fst01074989
Predatory animals. (OCoLC)fst01074996
Predatory insects. (OCoLC)fst01075009
ISBN 9781476707549 (hbk.)
1476707545 (hbk.)

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