Although I’ve observed many of the creatures in Deadliest Animals while on safari in Africa or exploring the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica, I didn’t do any traveling specifically for this book. Most of the information came from notes I took during past trips or from magazine and journal articles. I did use the Internet a bit, and, as always, checked my facts with a variety of scientists.
All in all, the research process for this book was pretty uneventful, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t surprised by some of the information I uncovered. And as you’ll discover over the next few weeks, my sense of surprise became the core of the book.