Two books explore the weirdest life on Earth

Zombie Birds, Astronaut Fish and Other Weird Animals by Becky Crew and Weird Life by David Toomey

By Susan Milius, 10:55 AM May 31, 2013

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Even on bad days, humans don’t have their tongues eaten by crustaceans. Fish in the English Channel are not so lucky, reports Crew, a science writer. Neither have human males evolved into little more than mobile genitals that attach to females for life, as have some anglerfish. Putting our own species’ vexations in perspective may be a big part of the fun of reading about other life-forms. Whatever drives biodiversity gawk...

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