Scorpions! (Hardcover)

Strange and Wonderful

By Laurence Pringle, Meryl Learnihan Henderson (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590784730, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

We have been taught to fear scorpions in any form. But scorpions usually sting either to subdue their prey or to protect themselves. In fact, Earth has two thousand scorpion species, but only a few dozen are deadly to humans. With vivid descriptions of scorpions' life cycle, body structure, habits, and habitat and beautiful, realistic illustrations, this new entry in the popular Strange and Wonderful series explores one of nature's feared and misunderstood creatures.


About the Author

Everyone knows that scorpions are evil and deadly . . . right? But do they really deserve their bad reputation? In fact, scorpions come in a mind-boggling variety. There are at least two thousand species, but only a few dozen of these are deadly to humans. With clear, informative text and detailed, dramatic illustrations, this latest book in the popular Strange and Wonderful series explores the life cycle, habitat, and history of one of nature's most misunderstood and fascinating creatures.


Praise For Scorpions!: Strange and Wonderful

"Veteran science writer Pringle delivers another stinging success with this fascinating look at the similarities and differences among the many varied species of these much feared but mostly misunderstood arachnids. . . The informative and engaging text is complemented by Henderson's detailed, realistic watercolors, which reveal the great diversity among the many species of scorpions. Budding arachnologists will find this an enlightening introduction." —Kirkus Reviews

"Pringle's careful research and Henderson's painterly eye are clearly in evidence as they explore the world of scorpions . . . Libaries should make room for this handsome, informative work." —School Library Journal