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Animals of the Ocean: In Particular the Giant Squid.

Animals of the Ocean: In Particular the Giant Squid

Mark Wasserman and Irene Ng, Designers

McSweeny's Publishing

1932415390 $18.00 www.mcsweenys.net

OK, now you may think that ANIMALS OF THE OCEAN: IN PARTICULAR THE GIANT SQUID is to be a serious scientific treatise--or, given its slim appearance, that it's to be directed to younger audiences. Neither is true--with great British wit, irony, and tongue-in-cheek humor, The Haggis-On-Whey World of Unbelievable Brilliance packs in zany squid and science references and neo-science observations suitable for any fan of Monty Python British humor. So why isn't this reviewed in our Humor Shelf area? Because any involved in zoology can't miss it: it's unique, funny and makes fun of scientific method in general--using a format and presentation which seems to provide facts disguised as humor. Very highly recommended for both science and humor collections at either the college or public library lending levels.
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Publication:The Bookwatch
Date:Feb 1, 2007
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