Danger!

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Penguin, Sep 20, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 192 pages
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With Danger!, young readers will tour the adrenaline-filled worlds of animals, nature, space, science, the human body, and more.
Discover animals armed with sharp claws and killer jaws, deep-sea monsters, poisonous plants, and frogs falling from the sky, not to mention some of the world's most accident-prone humans and the most dangerous mathematical formula in history. An encyclopedia like no other, this guide will captivate kids of all ages as they explore the dangerously exciting world around them.

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Contents

4 Contents
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the wild bunch Killer animals
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10 Shark attack How and why sharks attack humans
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12 Shark and awe Comic strip about surviving a shark attack
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14 Fight or flight? How to survive animal encounters
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16 Cute outfit nasty surprise Cuddly animals with a nasty streak
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18 Night stalkers Nocturnal animals
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20 Bloodsuckers Animals that feed on blood
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100 Biohazard gallery Biological hazards that cause disease
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102 Frankensteins pet store Animals modified by scientific intervention
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104 Radioactive Radioactivity and its uses
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106 The most dangerous Einsteins famous emc˛ and what it led to
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108 Dangerous journeys The forces that keep planes in the air and boats afloat
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110 Crash course The science behind a crash
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112 Captain John Paul Stapp Comic strip about a human crashtest dummy
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116 Horrible handscape Unhygienic hands
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22 Stingers Animals that sting
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24 Poison perils Poisonous animals
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26 Swarm Animals that hunt in groups
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28 Monsters of the deep Deepsea creatures
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30 How about a dip? Animals lurking in the shallows
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32 Poisonous plants Plants to stay away from
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36 Ice race Frozen environments
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38 Savage seas Ocean hazards
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40 Bermuda Triangle Potential perils in the infamous triangle
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42 Desert salon Desert dangers
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44 Jungle perils What lurks in the jungle?
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46 Lost in the jungle No place for amateurs Two comic strips about survival in the jungle
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48 Caves Underground perils
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50 Mountain madness Mountain dangers from base camp to the summit
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52 Volcano Volatile volcanoes
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54 Quake rattle and roll Earthquakes
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56 What the blazes? Destructive fire
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58 Mighty wind carnival Wild windstorms
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60 Watercolors Fatal floods
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62 Freaky weather Weird weather
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64 The totally toxic table of pollutants Pollution perils
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66 Global warming Climate change and its effects
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68 Apocalypse now The end of the world
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72 Rockets and parachutes The dangers of liftoff and reentering Earths atmosphere
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74 Space surgery The effects of space on the body
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76 The first dogmonaut Mission meltdown Two comic strips about Earthlings in space
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78 Space alert Dangers in orbit
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80 Home sweet home The solar system
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82 Pimp my spaceship Longhaul space travel
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84 Deep space Dangerous space matter
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86 Time travel Is it possible?
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88 Are we alone? Alien encounters
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92 Mad scientists Scientists who experimented on themselves
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94 Top secret Secret laboratories
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96 In the name of science Strange experiments
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98 Kabooooom The history of explosives
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human Pesky parasites
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120 Under attack How the body defends itself against pathogens
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122 Emergency service The bodys fightorflight response to danger
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124 Outbreak Epidemics and pandemics
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126 How tough are you? Individuals who have pushed their bodies to extreme limits
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128 Risky business Ingredients in foods that are bad for you
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130 Bizarre ER Strange accidents
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132 Trip alert Vacation health hazards
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134 The gruesome tale of Typhoid Mary Comic strip about a typhoid carrier
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138 Wish you were here? Killer environments
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140 Deadly diner Dangerous foods
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142 Tool shed terrors DIY disasters
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144 Death by idiocy Silly ways to die
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146 Killer careers Risky jobs
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148 Feel the burn Extreme sports
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150 Dancing with death Crazy stunts
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152 Philippe Petit Evel Knievel Two comic strips about two stunt stars
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154 Endurance Human feats of achievements
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156 Frenzied festivals Dangerous festivals
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158 How to survive a horror movie Rules of a horror movie
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160 Come dine with The undead
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162 All in the mind Nightmares and phobias
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166 Killers on the loose Ruthless killers of the past
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168 World of pain Torture methods from the history books
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170 Murder most foul Infamous murderers
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172 Weapons of war Weaponry through the ages
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174 Mad monarchs Ruthless rulers
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176 Death in Sarajevo Rasputin Two comic strips detailing the assassinations of historical figures
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178 Medical horrors Unspeakable surgical procedures
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180 Killer cures Bad medicine
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182 The most dangerous jobs in history The worst jobs ever
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184 The most dangerous age? Which period in history was the most perilous?
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186 Blasts from the past Prehistoric terrors
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188 Index
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192 Acknowledgements
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