A beautiful and fascinating portrait of the world's most extreme wildlife, from the sexiest beast to the smelliest plant. The world's most devious plant, the largest flock of birds, the biggest drug user, the most dangerous love-life!here is a mind-blowing guide to the weirdest and most remarkable wildlife on our planet. With many extraordinary images sourced from all over the world, this is a beautiful book to own as well as an unputdownable read. The entries are quirky yet informative, focusing on single species with bizarre lifestyles and impressive adaptations. The main book consists of over 150 entries, organised into four sections: Extreme Growth, Extreme Abilities, Extreme Movement and Extreme Families. Intelligently written, it is aimed at all those with an interest in wildlife. While assuming no prior knowledge on the part of its readers, it is still scientifically rigorous enough to captivate every expert. Big in scope, it is a gorgeous and fascinating portrait of the natural wonders of our planet.
Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, writer, photographer, consultant and broadcaster with a special interest in marine wildlife. He has written more than 40 books, including several bestsellers, and presents Nature and a wide variety of other natural history programmes on BBC Radio 4. A keen diver for many years, he leads shark and whale-watching holidays to many parts of the world and is an ardent supporter of several wildlife conservation organisations.