Tom Jackson - A Deadly Cobra - Hachette Children's Group

A Deadly Cobra

By Tom Jackson

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  • £8.99

Explore the life cycle of a species by following one animal's life from birth. Discover where it lives, the way it hunts for food and how it interacts with others.

Follow a cobra's life cycle, from birth to finding a mate and old age. Learn about the different aspects of the biology of a cobra: how they sense the world, find their food, reproduce and communicate with each other. Sections of the text are written in first-person narrative, giving a clear understanding of the way animals behave and how they grow, learn, move, fight, rest and play.

Biographical Notes

Tom Jackson has been a writer for 20 years. He has written more than 80 books and contributed to hundreds more. Tom gets to write about a wide range of subjects, everything from axolotls to zoroastrianism. However, his specialties are natural history, technology and all things scientific. Tom spends his days finding fun ways of communicating these kinds of facts, new and old, to all age groups and reading abilities.

Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children. He studied zoology at Bristol University and has had spells working at the zoos in Jersey and Surrey. Tom has also worked as a conservationist, which saw him planting trees in Somerset, surveying Vietnamese jungle and rescuing wildlife from drought-ridden Zimbabwe. Writing jobs have also taken him to the Galápagos Islands, the Amazon rain forest, the coral reefs of Indonesia and the Sahara Desert. Nowadays, he can be found mainly in the attic.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750288774
  • Publication date: 13 Nov 2014
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
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