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The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong
The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong by John Mitchinson, John Lloyd 030739493X 9780307394934
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The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong by John Mitchinson, John Lloyd

Fast on the heels of theNew York TimesbestsellerThe Book of General IgnorancecomesThe Book of Animal Ignorance, a fun, fact-lled bestiary that is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere. Arranged alphabetically from aardvark to worm, here are one hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom explained, dissected, and illustrated, with the trademark wit and wisdom of John Lloyd and John Mitchinson. Did you know, for instance, that when a young albatross takes wing, it may stay aloft for ten years vampire bat salivaunsurprisingly, when you think about itis the source of the worlds most powerful blood thinning drug, appropriately called draculin bombardier beetles fire a boiling chemical spray out of their rears at 300 pulses per second a bald eagles feathers weigh twice as much as its bones a giant tortoise recently died at the documented age of 255 octopuses are dexterous enough to unscrew tops from jars spider silk is so light that a strand long enough to circle the world would weigh as much as a bar of soap? So meet the water bears that can live in suspension for hundreds of years, the parasite carried by your cat that makes men grumpy and women promiscuous, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom. Marvel at elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and woodpeckers that have ears on the ends of their tongues. If you still think a pangolin is a musical instrument, that hyenas are dogs, or that sheep are pointless and stupid,The Book of Animal Ignorancehas arrived just in time.

Author: John Mitchinson, John Lloyd

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Crown

Publication Date: 2008-09-02

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 030739493X

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