Author(s): Francesca Gould; David Haviland
SELF-HARMING PARROTS AND EXPLODING TOADS is a marvellous compendium of the world's most unpleasant creatures and animal facts. Entries cover everything from the disgusting to the informative, including::
* Are cows' farts a major cause of climate change?
* What happens at a dung beetle wedding?
* Why do vultures defecate on themselves?
* What's the best way to fight a crocodile?
SELF-HARMING PARROTS AND EXPLODING TOADS is the third book in an extremely successful series of gross trivia books, and will make an ideal gift at any time of year.
A perfect book for inquisitive types who are short on time... NEW SCIENTIST
Francesca Gould is a lecturer in anatomy and physiology, and has always had a fascination for the more unusual and gruesome aspects of the animal kingdom. David Haviland is a journalist and writer, who now knows more about animal excretions than can possibly be healthy.