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Self-Harming Parrots And Exploding Toads: A marvellous compendium of bizarre, gross and stupid animal antics

Francesca Gould, David Haviland

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Prose: non-fiction, Reference works

A fascinating, surprising, and informative trivia book, packed with gross facts about the animal kingdom

SELF-HARMING PARROTS AND EXPLODING TOADS is a marvellous compendium of the world's most unpleasant creatures and animal facts. Entries will cover everything from the disgusting to the informative, including the following:

* Are cows' farts a major cause of climate change
* What happens at a dung beetle wedding
* Why do vultures defecate on themselves
* What's the best way to fight a crocodile

SELF-HARMING PARROTS AND EXPLODING TOADS will be the third book in an extremely successful series of gross trivia books, and will make an ideal gift at any time of year.

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Francesca Gould

Francesca Gould is a lecturer in anatomy and physiology, and has always had a fascination for the more unusual and gruesome aspects of the human body. She is the author of Why is Yawning Contagious? And Horny Lizards and Headless Chickens.

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