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The Unexpected Truth about Animals

The Unexpected Truth about Animals

Author: Lucy Cooke
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'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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General Fields

  • : 9781784161903
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : Black Swan
  • : May 2018
  • : 2.9 Centimeters X 12.7 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lucy Cooke
  • : 480
  • : 480
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 590
  • : 590