Rotten: Vultures, Beetles, Slime and Nature's Other Decomposers

Rotten: Vultures, Beetles, Slime and Nature's Other Decomposers by Anita Sanchez explains the role of decomposition in the circle of life. Nature has figured out how to use an army of animals, birds, bugs, and slime to help get rid of the dead matter that would otherwise clog up the earth. There are so many fun facts in this book--who knew butterflies will land on dog poop and eat the minerals? Dead animals smell worse than dead plants because they contain so much more protein. But that dead animal smells great to a vulture! (Non-Fiction)