An Incisive History of Teeth, from Hagfish to Humans
by Bill Schutt

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From three-inch fang blennies to thirty-foot prehistoric crocodiles, from gaboon vipers to Neanderthals, Bite is a fascinating journey through the natural, scientific, and cultural history of something right in front of—or in—our faces: teeth.

In Bite, zoologist Bill Schutt makes a surprising case: it is teeth that are responsible for...
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Published By Algonquin Books

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 320

Publication Date 08/13/2024

ISBN 9781643751788

Dimensions 6 inches x 9 inches

“Who knew hagfish could be so interesting? Bite ranges across millions of years of evolution as Schutt explores the surprising importance of these stony nuggets inhabiting the mouths of animals. His writing is a mélange of science, history, and humor, as delightful to read as it is informative. Including a cast of quirky scientists as well as sharks, narwals and even George Washington, Schutt makes it all very accessible.”

— Darrin Lunde, author of The Naturalist

Bite is a comprehensive jaunt through comparative biology, history, and popular culture regarding those critical itty bits. Worth sinking your teeth into.”

— Roy A. Meals, MD, author of Bones and Muscle