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The Resource The truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife, Lucy Cooke

The truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife, Lucy Cooke

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The truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife
Title
The truth about animals
Title remainder
stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Cooke
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Humans may have flown to the Moon and found the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, We still have a long way to go. From medieval bestiaries to March of the Penguins or the latest viral video of romping panda cubs, our species relentlessly makes up stories about the virtues and vices of the creatures around us. Chaste pandas are reluctant to mate. Loyal penguins would never abandon their partners. And sloths are just, well, lazy. In reality, pandas don't just have sex; they could make Christian Grey blush. Penguins won't just cheat on a mate; they pay for sex, too. And, despite their names, sloths might just be the most successful animals on the planet. In The Truth About Animals, Lucy Cooke takes us on a global adventure to find out how the animal world really works, and why we humans keep getting it wrong. She fearlessly smears herself in hippo sweat and drinks a blended frog, all in the name of answering questions you never knew you had: What does Aristotle's obsession with eels have to do with twenty-first-century drug mafia? Do female hyenas really give birth through a penis? And why was the New England Puritan Cotton Mather certain that storks could fly into space? Funny, thought-provoking, and at times downright bizarre, The Truth About Animals reveals to us all that is weird, wild, and completely unexpected in the animal kingdom."--Dust jacket
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FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Cooke, Lucy
Dewey number
590.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL50
LC item number
.C66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
  • NATURE / Animals
  • PETS / Essays
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences
  • SCIENCE / Natural History
  • Animals
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The truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife, Lucy Cooke
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "April 2018"--Title page verso
  • Originally published under title: The unexpected truth about animals : a menagerie of the misunderstood. London : Transworld Publishers, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eel -- Beaver -- Sloth -- Hyena -- Vulture -- Bat -- Frog -- Stork -- Hippopotamus -- Moose -- Panda -- Penguin -- Chimpanzee
Control code
on1030147790
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781541674080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030147790
Label
The truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife, Lucy Cooke
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "April 2018"--Title page verso
  • Originally published under title: The unexpected truth about animals : a menagerie of the misunderstood. London : Transworld Publishers, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eel -- Beaver -- Sloth -- Hyena -- Vulture -- Bat -- Frog -- Stork -- Hippopotamus -- Moose -- Panda -- Penguin -- Chimpanzee
Control code
on1030147790
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781541674080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030147790

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