Extreme Nature

Extreme Nature

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 0061373893

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


smelliest plant
best water-walker
longest migration
hairiest animal
best surfer
tiniest mammal
longest tongue
fastest swimmer
sharpest sense of smell
strangest society
hottest animal
flashiest males
slimiest animal
fastest digger
loudest bird call
slipperiest plant
stickiest skin
deadliest love-life
largest animal ever
oldest leaves
fattest carnivore
deepest-living animal
sleepiest animal

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Mindreading Animals: The Debate over What Animals Know about Other Minds

The Diggers' Menagerie: Mates, Mascots and Marvels - True Stories of Animals Who Went to War

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

incapacitate fish and suchlike, and it’s non-aggressive, lacks the striking fangs of vipers, and bites people only when accidentally handled in fishing nets. More dangerous in terms of fatalities is the beaked sea snake, which inhabits coastal waters and so comes into contact with people more often. Many sea snakes are found in Australian waters, and Australia is also the country with the greatest number of venomous snakes. Eleven of the top 12 most venomous are found here, the world

western pioneers in North America, once covered a minimum area equivalent in size to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland combined. As it flew over Nebraska, on 15–25 August 1875, it contained an estimated 25–50 million tonnes (24.6–49.2 million tons) of locusts. Mysteriously, the species became extinct in 1902. These days, desert locusts form the biggest and most widely destructive insect swarms. One, measured by reconnaissance plane in Kenya in 1954, covered 200sq km (77sq miles). That was

sometimes December, and involves more than 140 different coral species. This spectacular phenomenon is synchronised by three main environmental cues: warming of the seawater in spring, which triggers the eggs and sperm to mature (most corals are hermaphrodites), the lunar cycle (peak spawning is 4–6 nights after a full moon) and darkness. The mass spawning creates a pink and white underwater snowstorm, as billions of coral polyps release their small egg-and-sperm bundles. These float to the

allowed to eat determines to a great extent on whether they will survive beyond adolescence. Sibling rivalry is therefore a matter of life or death in more ways than one. Greatest sex divide NAME blanket octopus Tremoctopus violaceus LOCATION warm seas worldwide SIZE the female is 100 times larger than the male Males and females inevitably have different mating needs and strategies, and that can give them different shapes, colours or sizes. This is known as sexual dimorphism, and it’s

University, Liverpool, UK; Dr Cole Gilbert, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, USA; Dr Matthew R Gilligan, Savannah State University, Georgia, USA; Dr Ross L Goldingay, Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia; Professor Gordon C Grigg, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; Dr Paul D Haemig, Umeå University, Sweden; Professor Bill Hansson, Department of Crop Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden; Alice B Harper,

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