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Creatures of the Night
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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: by Camilla de la Bedoyere
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 8
Age range upper: 11
Specs: 200 full-color illustrations, glossary, index
Pages: 80
Trim Size: 8 1/2" X 11 1/4" X 1/4"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20140911
Copyright Year: 2014
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Creatures of the Night

A spectacular collection of animals who are at home in the dark.

Creatures of the Night features more than a dozen extraordinary animals that live in the dark. These are mammals, birds, insects and spiders whose unique physical features help them to survive in the pitch-black darkness of jungles, fields and in the air.

The animals featured include:

  • Aye-aye -- A lifetime spent in rain forest trees where they curl up to sleep during the day
  • Common Glow-worm -- Bioluminescent beetle that doesn't look like a beetle
  • Fungi -- More closely related to animals than plants, fungi "expand" (rather than grow) over a damp night
  • Kinkajou -- Night-roaming cousin of raccoons
  • Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula -- Hunts at night, capturing insects, frogs, lizards and mice
  • Net-casting spider -- A huge pair of forward-facing eyes help it to see at night
  • Railroad worm -- The only animal that is naturally bioluminescent in the red spectrum
  • Vampire bat -- Day-sleepers that hunt during the darkest part of the night.

Intricately drawn artworks give accurate details of each animal's anatomy and behavior, and stunning photographs show how each animal hunts.

Bio:

A background in science, education and journalism has been the perfect foundation for author Camilla de la Bedoyere. She studied zoology and geology at Bristol University, and has subsequently written or edited more than 200 books for children and adults, many of which aim to explain and explore the natural world and our relationship with it.

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Contents

    Living in the Dark
    Gray Wolf
    Wolves and Dogs
    Fennec Fox
    Foxes
    Honey Badger
    Mustelids
    Leopard
    Big Cats
    Pangolin
    Insect-Eaters
    Vampire Bat
    Bats
    Aye-Aye
    Lemurs
    Wombat
    Marsupials
    Tree Frog
    Amphibians
    Gharial
    Crocodiles
    Barn Owl
    Owls
    Common Glow Worm
    Fireflies
    Railroad Worm
    Beetles
    Fungus Gnat
    Living in Caves
    Underwing Moth
    Moths
    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Arachnids
    Wolf Spider
    Spiders

    Glossary
    Index
    Acknowledgments

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