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Nick Caruso is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on ecology and conservation of Appalachian salamanders and of herpetofauna in the Florida panhandle. He is the author of The Tales of Tangle Wood the Four Travelers visa mer (August 2014). He and Dani Rabaiotti are co-authors of the New York Times bestseller, Does it Fart?: The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence (April 2018) and, the forthcoming, True or Poo?: The Definitive Field Guide to Filthy Animal Facts and Falsehoods. (October 2018). (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Absolute gem of a read, with fascinating facts on almost every page
 
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Faradaydon | 5 andra recensioner | Dec 5, 2022 |
形式其實類似於冷知識bot吧……。摘錄幾個 fun *farts*:
①鸚鵡(乃至所有鳥類)大概率不會放屁,但是會學舌模仿人類屁聲,所以有飼主報告聽到鸚鵡屁聲;
②貂聽見自己的屁聲會愣住呆掉xDDDD;
③western hooknose snake 受到威脅or被嚇到會屎遁;
④袋熊(王八!)的育兒袋開口朝後,是爲了避免挖土時土都積在袋裏悶死幼兒,但也因此可能讓幼兒聞了很多屁……。
⑤章魚噴墨可以形成 pseudomorph,僞裝一個墨汁分身掩人耳目;
⑥蟑螂也會放屁*卒*
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puripuri | 5 andra recensioner | Sep 9, 2021 |
Ever wondered how many of those little factoids about animals and insects we've all heard before (like how many spiders we all swallow while we sleep at night) are actually true? This book upholds some myths about animals and debunks others, presenting the information in an interesting and entertaining way. I had a great time reading this book....and even read several selections out loud to the family. The cute illustrations were fun as well.

The facts are on all sorts of topics ranging from mating and courtship rituals to eating and defenses. Facts are sorted into chapters by topic, with each individual fact or myth presented in a few paragraphs. This book is very easy to read and understand, while being very entertaining and interesting. We always have one of those lovely bathroom reader books in each bathroom in our house -- I think this book would do very well in that capacity as well. Especially since the title is True or Poo? :)

The book has many strange and interesting facts. It definitely kept me entertained from beginning to end. Some were disturbing....like a particular type of male octopus that can fling its penis like a harpoon to avoid being eaten by females. And some were just interesting...like the ability of a shark's brain to keep it constantly swimming even while it's sleeping. Some myths were solidly debunked, such as the story that we are never more than six feet away from a rat or that we ingest spiders while sleeping. Not true. Thank God!

I've already ordered several copies of this book. Each year we give bathroom reader books to family members as Christmas presents....and this will be our informational offering for this year. Definitely a fun and educational book!

**I voluntarily read a review copy of this book from Hachette Books via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. And, I was NOT within six feet of a rat while writing this review. Whew!**
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JuliW | 2 andra recensioner | Nov 22, 2020 |
This isn't a greatly detailed book, with each animal featured getting just one page. But it is interesting, and the facts about each animal go beyond a simple yes or no. If you have any interest in animals or biology in general, it's a nice, light read.
 
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