The Unexpected Truth About Animals: Brilliant natural history, starring lovesick hippos, stoned sloths, exploding bats and frogs in taffeta trousers...

The Unexpected Truth About Animals: Brilliant natural history, starring lovesick hippos, stoned sloths, exploding bats and frogs in taffeta trousers...

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DESCRIPTION :
History is full of strange animal stories, invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney, and they reveal as much about us and the things we believe as they do about the animals they misrepresent. We once thought that eels were born from sand, that swallows migrated to the moon, and that bears gave birth to formless lumps that were licked into shape by their mothers.

In The Unexpected Truth About Animals, zoologist Lucy Cooke unravels many such myths, revealing the fascinating - and often hilarious - facts she's uncovered while chasing hyenas, spying on tobogganing penguins and stalking drunken moose. You'll learn why sloths risk their lives to poo, how bats joined the Allies in the Second World War, and the mystery of the beaver's balls. And you'll discover that even the most outlandish theories may have some truth in them after all.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780857524102
BY (AUTHOR) Cooke, Lucy
PUBLISHER : Transworld Publishers Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : October 19, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Doubleday
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 517 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
Mathematics & Science
Society & Social Sciences
DESCRIPTION :
History is full of strange animal stories, invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney, and they reveal as much about us and the things we believe as they do about the animals they misrepresent. We once thought that eels were born from sand, that swallows migrated to the moon, and that bears gave birth to formless lumps that were licked into shape by their mothers.

In The Unexpected Truth About Animals, zoologist Lucy Cooke unravels many such myths, revealing the fascinating - and often hilarious - facts she's uncovered while chasing hyenas, spying on tobogganing penguins and stalking drunken moose. You'll learn why sloths risk their lives to poo, how bats joined the Allies in the Second World War, and the mystery of the beaver's balls. And you'll discover that even the most outlandish theories may have some truth in them after all.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780857524102
BY (AUTHOR) Cooke, Lucy
PUBLISHER : Transworld Publishers Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : October 19, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Doubleday
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 517 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
Mathematics & Science
Society & Social Sciences