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The unexpected truth about animals : a menagerie of the misunderstood

Cooke, Lucy, 1970-2017
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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 hibernated under water, and that bears gave birth to formless lumps that were licked into shape by their mothers. Zoologist Lucy Cooke unravels many such myths, revealing the facts she's uncovered while sniffing out vultures, snooping on sloths and stalking drunk moose.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Doubleday, 2017.
Collation:
392 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780857524119 (hbk. :)
Local class:
590.2
Language:
English
BRN:
4240518
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