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Does it fart? : the definitive field guide to animal flatulence  Cover Image Book Book

Does it fart? : the definitive field guide to animal flatulence / Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti ; illustrated by Ethan Kocak.

Caruso, Nick, (author.). Rabaiotti, Dani, (author.). Kocak, Ethan, (illustrator.).


Dogs do it. Millipedes do it. Dinosaurs did it. You do it. I do it. Octopuses don't (and nor do octopi). Spiders might do it: more research is needed. Birds don't do it, but they could if they wanted to. Herrings do it to communicate with each other. In 2017 zoologist Dani Rabaiotti's teenage brother asked her a most teenaged question: Do snakes fart? Stumped, Rabaiotti turned to Twitter. The internet did not disappoint. Her innocent question spawned the hashtag #doesitfart and it spread like a noxious gas. Dozens of noted experts began weighing in on which animals do and don't fart, and if they do, how much, how often, what it's made of, what it smells like, and why. Clearly, the public demands more information on animal farts. Does it Fart? fills that void: a fully authoritative, fully illustrated guide to animal flatulence, covering the habits of 80 animals in more detail than you ever knew you needed. What do hyena farts smell especially bad? What is a fossa, and does it fart? Why do clams vomit but not fart? And what is a fart, really? Pairing hilarious illustrations with surprisingly detailed scientific explanations, Does it Fart? will allow you to shift the blame onto all kinds of unlikely animals for years to come.

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  • ISBN: 9780316484152
  • ISBN: 0316484156
  • Physical Description: ix, 133 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Hachette Books, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally publishing in 2017 by Quercus in Great Britain.
Formatted Contents Note:
Herring -- Goat -- Sonoran coral snake -- Baboon -- Millipede -- Beaded lacewing -- Horse -- Kangaroo -- Bolson pupfish -- African wild dog -- Bat -- Portuguese man o' war -- Parrot -- Unicorn -- Sea anemone -- Spider -- Rhinoceros -- Elephant -- Bearded dragon -- Cheetah -- Zebra -- Dinosaur -- Lion -- Goldfish -- Termite -- Whale -- African buffalo -- Brown rat -- Honey badger -- Giraffe -- Striped skunk -- Red fox -- Ferret -- Seal and sea lion -- Guinea pig -- Grizzly bear -- Sea cucumber -- Bird -- Llama -- Sloth -- Salamander -- Chimpanzee -- Silver-spotted skipper -- Eastern hognose snake -- Sand tiger shark -- Frog -- American cockroach -- Orangutan -- Rabbit -- Dog -- Painted turtle -- Colobus monkey -- West Indian manatee -- Spotted hyena -- Bobcat -- Python -- Cat -- Tortoise -- Camel -- Iguana -- Gecko -- Octopus -- Mongoose -- Gorilla -- Woodlouse -- Fossa -- Soft-shelled clam -- Snow leopard -- Cow -- Dolphin -- Lemur -- Diving beetle -- Hippopotamus -- Koala -- Tapir -- Megalodon -- Wombat -- Warthog -- Hamster -- Human.
Subject: Animal behavior > Miscellanea.

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