The Unexpected Truth About Animals: Brilliant natural history, starring lovesick hippos, stoned sloths, exploding bats and frog
The Unexpected Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos and Other Wild Tales by Lucy Cooke
English | 31 May 2018 | ISBN: 178416190X | 480 Pages | AZW3 | 6.77 MB
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, weve got a long way to go.
Whether were 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 youve 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.