The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature

Sami Bayly

Come along for another fresh take on the animal kingdom from bestselling author and illustrator, Sami Bayly.

Discover 60 of the most peculiar pairs in nature and learn how plant and animal species rely on each other for their survival.
Whether it be a rare tick living in the fur of a pygmy possum, a stick insect feasting and hiding out amongst the Melaleuca or a handfish laying its eggs on a sea tulip, incredible natural relationships deserve to be explored and celebrated.

Many species steer clear of those who are different, but the animals and plants in this book have evolved to form relationships with some of the most unlikely partners, and they couldn’t live without them.

Illustrated in exquisite detail by award-winning author and illustrator, Sami Bayly, this is a brilliant companion to The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals and The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals.

Praise for Sami Bayly

‘This information book with spectacular illustrations of ugly animals will inform, entertain and promote discussion about what is ugly and what is not.’

- The Sunday Telegraph

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Sami Bayly

Sami Bayly is a natural history illustrator based in Armidale, who loves all things weird and wonderful. She finds the beauty and importance of all animals regardless of their appearance. Keep up to date by following Sami on Instagram: @SamiBayly.

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The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature
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