Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals by Gordon Grice

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By Gordon Grice

How does a tiny field jellyfish, with out mind and little keep an eye on over the place it is going within the water, have the ability to kill a full-grown guy? What damage have hippos been identified to inflict on people, and why? What makes our closest cousin, the chimpanzee, the main harmful of all apes to come across within the wild?

In this elegantly illustrated, frequently darkly humorous compendium of animal predation, Gordon Grice, hailed by way of Michael Pollan as “a clean, unusual, and lovely new voice in American nature writing,” offers findings which are by means of turns spectacular, funny, and scary. in my opinion obsessed by way of either the risk and sweetness of animals when you consider that he was once six years previous and a dangerous cougar wandered onto his family’s farm, Grice now reaps a life of examine during this detailed survey—at as soon as a studying booklet and a resource.

Categorized by means of type and trained all through via the author’s unsentimental view of the ordinary order and our position in it, listed below are the hard-to-stomach, hard-to-resist proof and legends of animal encounters. even if it’s the elephant that collided with a gas tanker and lived (the tanker exploded), the turn-of-the-century family healing for a copperhead chunk (douse the contaminated quarter in kerosene), or the shark that terrorized the recent Jersey beach for a summer season (later inspiring the movie Jaws), every thing you’ve ever desired to find out about animals yet have been afraid to invite is incorporated during this hair-raising, heart-racing quantity. by means of turns wondrous, mordant, and sobering, this e-book is ultimately a party of the animal world—in all its perilous glory—by a author who’s been heralded by way of The long island Times for his skill to mix “the observations of a naturalist with a dry, homespun philosopher’s wit.” 

Review
“Did he say repugnatorial gland? What a wealth of data Gordon Grice is, and what an outstanding, beguiling author. This booklet is a needs to for an individual even remotely contemplating getting a monkey, a sea lion, or, heaven forbid, a dog.”
~ David Sedaris

“A incredible, somewhat terrifying, totally desirable come across with the animal world—not particularly like something I’ve ever learn before."
~ Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed

“Deadly nation is an engagingly unique box consultant to the venomous, the sharp-clawed, the infectious, and the downright predatory. It’s a witty, interesting, and playfully macabre read.”
~ David Baron, writer of The Beast within the Garden

“Deadly country is typically gory, regularly lovely, and very nice. Gordon Grice is a hot and humorous consultant, his hands consistently at the evidence. There are outstanding tales the following, interesting humans and locations, yet primarily, there are the animals we proposal we knew, and those we’ve by no means heard of: hagfish, guinea worms, eyelash vipers, blister beetles. You’ll by no means move barefoot within the barnyard again.”
~ Bill Roorbach, writer of Temple circulate: A Rural Odyssey

“Deadly state makes it transparent that you're not on most sensible of the nutrients chain.”
~ Pamela Nagami, M.D., writer of Bitten: real scientific tales of Bites and Stings

About the Author
Gordon Grice has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s, detect, Granta, and different magazines. His first booklet, The pink Hourglass, used to be named the best Books of the yr through the Los Angeles Times and the hot York Public Library. His paintings has been anthologized in The most sensible American Essays. He lives along with his kin in Wisconsin. 

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