Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You - Dan Riskin

Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You by Dan Riskin is a fun exploration of the darker side of the natural world which reveals the fascinating, weird, often perverted ways that Mother Nature fends only for herself. It may be a wonderful world, but as Dan Riskin explains, it’s also a dangerous, disturbing, and disgusting one. At every turn, it seems, living things are trying to eat us, poison us, use our bodies as their homes, or have us spread their eggs. In Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You, Riskin is our guide through the natural world at its most gloriously ruthless. Using the seven deadly sins as a road map, Riskin offers dozens of jaw-dropping examples that illuminate how brutal nature can truly be. From slothful worms that hide in your body for up to thirty years to wrathful snails with poisonous harpoons that can kill you in less than five minutes to lustful ducks that have orgasms faster than you can blink, these fascinating accounts reveal the candid truth about “gentle” Mother Nature’s true colours.

Book Title: 

Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You

Subtitle: 

A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World

Author: 

Riskin, Dan

Publisher: 

Touchstone

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2014

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9781476707549

Pages: 

272

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

23.6 × 16 × 2.3 cm

Book Weight: 

0.43 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R412.00

Price: 

ZAR110.00 

In Stock: 

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