How to Snog a Hagfish!: Disgusting Things in the Sea (Paperback)
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How to Snog a Hagfish!: Disgusting Things in the Sea (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 05/01/2012
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How to Snog a Hagfish! explores the most bizarre, the most disgusting and the most fascinating creatures that inhabit the oceans. When attacked, the hagfish (also known as the slime eel) ties itself in a knot that travels the length of its body, squeezing out mucus by the bucketful and making it impossible for a predator to keep hold. To eat, a starfish regurgitates its stomach, digests its food then swallows its stomach back down again. Pearlfish stick close to sea cucumbers, whose bowels they swim into when danger's near. And with shark attacks and jellyfish encounters, the oceans take on another level of repulsiveness when man dips his toes in the water. We know more about the surface of the moon than we do the underwater world, but some of the species covered in this book are beyond even the imagination of science fiction writers. Entertaining yet informative, the idea of this book is not to wallow in grossness with the intention of putting people off their dinner, but to explore just how fascinating and 'alien' our own planet can be. Highly illustrated, and with stories and anecdotes that help bring a human perspective, this book demystifies the natural world beneath the waves, and shows how it's not quite so shocking when you understand why these creatures have developed the way they have.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408140420
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 111 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm


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Written in an "Underwater QI" style ... Eyers certainly knows his stuff. * WildlifeExtra.com *
It thoroughly explores the wonders of the deep and uncovers some creatures which are beyond the imaginations of the most far-fetched sci-fi writers * Nautilus Telegraph *
Star Buy * Yachting Life *
Worth the read, and your inner child will love you for it. Bound to bring a smirk (and possibly some nausea) to every reader. * Nautilus Telegraph *
It thoroughly explores the wonders of the deep and uncovers some creatures which are beyond the imaginations of the most far-fetched sci-fi writers * Nautilus Telegraph *
Entertaining yet informative, the idea of this book is not to wallow in grossness... but to explore just how fascinating and 'alien' our own planet can be. * Yachting Life *
Eyers manages to convey an infectious enthusiasm for the bizarre and wonderful richness of marine ecosystems and their often unprepossessing but always fascinating inhabitants. * Fortean Times *

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