AMAZING ANIMAL APPETITES by Lynne Martin

AMAZING ANIMAL APPETITES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is one for ageless curiosity. It suffers to some extent from the welter of information offered, often without a clear indication of just what the facts of the weird feasts contribute to animal understanding on the part of man. It leaves the reader with a sense of ""How about that!"" which has its entertainment value. The author is best at the full descriptions of menu, method of ingestion, details of digestion for such as whales and boa constrictors. Sometimes, just the menu gets outlined. It's the loose organization that leads to reader indigestion-- too much a la carte, what with the bats followed in the same section by reptiles, etc. Nevertheless, the believe-it-or-not approach always gets its nibblers.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1966
Publisher: Criterion