Natural Attraction: A Field Guide to Friends, Frenemies, and Other Symbiotic Animal Relationships (Hardcover)

A Field Guide to Friends, Frenemies, and Other Symbiotic Animal Relationships

By Iris Gottlieb

Sasquatch Books, 9781632171016, 144pp.

Publication Date: May 23, 2017

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Description

Best buds, frenemies, freeloaders, bullies, copycats, hangers-on. We're accustomed to all types of people and human interactions. But animal relationships can be just as weird and complex. For anyone who's ever felt a bit awkward in their relationships, wait until you hear about how complicated things get in the animal world. This funny and enlightening gift book depicts charming and unusual symbiotic animal relationships in all their awkward glory.

Through delightful watercolor illustrations and funny yet scientifically accurate text, Iris Gottlieb explores the symbiotic relationships of 35 odd, cute, and unpredictable animal pairs. Here are stories of vampires, cannibalism, mimicry, parasites, and more. You'll learn a lot about nature--and human nature--as you recognize traits of your own friends, frenemies, and enemies in this insightful, amusing look into the secret lives of animals.


About the Author

IRIS GOTTLIEB is the on-hand illustrator for the San Francisco Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio as well as an illustrator at the Oakland Museum of California. A collector, explorer, and layman scientist, she lives in Oakland, CA.
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