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Animal Chemical Combat

Poisons, Smells, and Slime

Series: Amazing Animal Defenses

By Susan K. Mitchell

Everyone knows when a skunk tries to scare off a predator—the distinctive smell can be in the area for days! ANIMAL CHEMICAL COMBAT, in the new AMAZING ANIMAL DEFENSES series, explains how certain animals and insects have chemical defenses to keep them safe from predators. From poison dart frogs to bombardier beetles and the slimy hagfish, readers will discover how these sticky and smelly defenses work.

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<h2><a href="../Animals_with_Awesome_Armor/377">Animals with Awesome Armor: <i>Shells, Scales, and Exoskeletons</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Animals_with_Crafty_Camouflage/378">Animals with Crafty Camouflage: <i>Hiding in Plain Sight</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Animals_with_Wicked_Weapons/379">Animals with Wicked Weapons: <i>Stingers, Barbs, and Quills</i></a></h2>

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<h2><a href="../Regeneration/421982">Regeneration: <i>Regrowing Heads, Tails, and Legs</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Clever_Camouflage/421989">Clever Camouflage: <i>Unseen Animals</i></a></h2>


". . . a fascinating account of nature's protective chemical weapons."

Children's Literature

"This book is attractively laid out and has great photographs and updated information . . . The series is a good addition to a school library where students could pick it up for non-fiction reading requirements."

Southern Maine Library District, December 2008

"Photographs will intrigue young readers . . . a very useful resource when studying prey and predators."

Book Buzz, April 2011

"The six books in the . . . series . . . do an excellent job of introducing young readers to a variety of animal defensive adaptations . . . The books are well researched and written . . . This series will be fascinating reading for the young reader who wants to learn about animal defensive adaptations."

Science Books & Films, March/April 2009

"Bright photographs enliven the writing . . . the high-interest topics will keep readers engaged."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

". . . a very well written book that will relate well to many young readers."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, January 2009

"Fascinating facts abound in these colorful books . . . a good choice for reluctant readers . . . The clever chapter titles are attention getting and will interest children who think science holds no appeal, researchers, and browsers alike."

Library Media Connection, March/April 2009

"The close-up photos are frequent and well chosen, and accompanied by clear, simply phrased texts, which are more detailed than average . . . An unusual feature is each volume's closing discussion of human equivalent . . ."

School Library Journal, Fall 2008

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