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Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals Hardcover – May 18, 2010

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“Did he say repugnatorial gland? What a wealth of information Gordon Grice is, and what a fine, beguiling writer. This book is a must for anyone even remotely thinking of getting a monkey, a sea lion, or, heaven forbid, a dog.” – David Sedaris
“A wonderful, slightly terrifying, utterly captivating encounter with the animal world—not quite like anything I’ve ever read before.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed
Deadly Kingdom is an engagingly original field guide to the venomous, the sharp-clawed, the infectious, and the downright predatory. It’s a witty, fascinating, and playfully macabre read.” – David Baron, author of The Beast in the Garden
Deadly Kingdom  is sometimes gory, always gorgeous, and really great.  Gordon Grice is a warm and funny guide, his fingers always on the facts.  There are amazing stories here, fascinating people and places, but above all, there are the animals we thought we knew, and the ones we’ve never heard of: hagfish, guinea worms, eyelash vipers, blister beetles.  You’ll never go barefoot in the barnyard again.” – Bill Roorbach, author of Temple Stream: A Rural Odyssey
Deadly Kingdom makes it clear that you are not on top of the food chain.” – Pamela Nagami, M.D., author of Bitten: True Medical Stories of Bites and Stings

About the Author

Gordon Grice has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s, Discover, Granta, and other magazines. His first book, The Red Hourglass, was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and the New York Public Library. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Essays. He lives with his family in Wisconsin.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: The Dial Press; 1 edition (May 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385335628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385335621
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #507,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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