Deadly Animals: Savage Encounters Between Man and Beast

Front Cover
Penguin, Apr 1, 2012 - Dangerous animals - 382 pages
0 Reviews

What's it like to hear your skull crack in a grizzly bear's jaws?

Or have a hyena drag you from a tent at night - by your face?

Or lose a fight to a pair of whitetip sharks deep underwater?

Here you will witness the world's most bizarre and terrifying encounters between man and beast- the cougar that can clear an eight-foot fence with a fully grown man in its jaws; the tapeworm that grows to eighty-two feet in the human gut; the elephant that single-handedly destroyed an oil-tanker.

Featuring the most formidable predators on land and sea - as well as the most gut-churning and inventive hazards that mother nature has to offer - Deadly Animalsis a truly gripping journey to the dark side of the animal kingdom . . .

'When it comes to the most deadly animals on the planet it is best to be prepared. With Deadly Animalsforewarned is forearmed . . .' Bear Grylls

'A remarkably thoughtful catalogue of animal savagery. The serious, adult equivalent of that splendid programme Deadly 60.' Daily Mail

'Grice treats his deadly subject with wit and wry humour. Includes personal encounters with cougars, black widow spiders and a mouse that defecated in his strawberry pie' Independent

'Nature writing - but not as you know it . . .' The Times

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2012)

Gordon Grice has written for "The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Discover," and "Granta." His first book, "The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators," won a Whiting Writers' Award and was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the "Los Angeles Times" and the New York Public Library. He lives in Wisconsin.

Bibliographic information