Zombie Birds, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals

About The Book

Take a walk on the weird side!

Astronaut fish swimming in zero gravity? Fluffy little birds hungry for brains? Transformer butterflies morphing in midair? It's either a bad trip or one crazy safari.

Becky Crew takes you on the latter by mixing serious scientific facts with lighthearted anthropomorphic stories. Each animal profile starts with a short, humorous day-in-the-life-of bit that leads into the real science of these really strange creatures. Becky keeps things fresh by mixing in her wit with the interesting facts.

From naked mole rat reproduction to the Wolverine-style defenses of Cameroon's hairy frogs, Zombie Birds, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals packs enough information for one heck of a nature walk.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (March 2013)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781440563355

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Raves and Reviews

"Crew's Zombie Birds stands out for its rowdy zest and fine choice of creatures. As in her acclaimed blog Running Ponies, chapters pair brisk explanations of phenomena with fictional interludes." - ScienceNews