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Strangest Creatures on Earth (1953)

by Edward M. Weyer Jr.

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The Incredible Giraffe:

They stood browsing among the acacias, their spotted, sinuous necks arching above the trees.
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    Adventures Among Fantastic Living Animals


Here is the best about the oddest animals on the globe, selected from over 20,000,0000 words of manuscript material examined by Dr. Weyer during his 17 years as Editor of Natural History Magazine, the official magazine of the American Museum of Natural History.

You will read about
  • Diving Spiders

  • The Travels of Eels

  • The Giant Peruvian Fly

  • The Jacksnipe's Wing-song

  • The flying Possum

  • The Archer Fish

  • The Parasol Ant

  • Fish That Walk

  • Fish That Climb Trees

  • A Fish with Four Eyes


  • And many other living (but almost unbelievable) creatures, described and illustrated by experts who have been among the fortunate humans to observe them at close range.

    Among the eminent naturalists who make available this wonder world of curiosities from the animal kingdom are: Robert Cushman Murphy, James F Chapin, G Kingsley Noble, Willis J Gertsch, all of the American Museum of Natural History; as well as naturalists N J Berill of McGill University, Ken Stott Jr of the San Diego Zoo, Victor von Hagen, Rene Thevenin, and many other brilliant writers.

    Here is an ample feast of good reading and strange but factual information that spreads before the reader the oddities of a zoo more fantastic than any ever before assembled.
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