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The Unexpected Truth About Animals

Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos and Other Wild Tales

Shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society Investment Science Book Prize

'Endlessly fascinating.' - Bill Bryson 'Eye-opening, informative and very funny!' - Chris Packham


'Well-informed and downright funny' - Richard Dawkins

History is full of strange animal stories invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney. But when it comes to understanding animals, we’ve got a long way to go.

Whether we’re watching a viral video of romping baby pandas or looking at a picture of penguins ‘holding hands’, we often project our own values – innocence, abstinence, hard work – onto animals. So you’ve probably never considered that moose get drunk and that penguins are notorious cheats.

In
The Unexpected Truth About Animals Zoologist Lucy unravels many such myths – that eels are born from sand, that swallows hibernate under water, and that bears gave birth to formless lumps that are licked into shape by their mothers – to show that the stories we create reveal as much about us as they do about the animals.

Astonishing, illuminating and laugh-out-loud funny.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 480
Erscheinungsdatum 31.05.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78416-190-3
Verlag Transworld Publ. Ltd UK
Maße (L/B/H) 19,9/13/3,8 cm
Gewicht 375 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
8,19
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