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The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife

Author: Lucy Cooke.

The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife

Author: Lucy Cooke.

$16.99 $5.98
Item #: D22958
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Basic
ISBN: 9781541674080
Whether seeing a video of romping baby pandas or a picture of penguins "holding hands," it's hard for us not to project our own values—innocence, fidelity, temperance, hard work—onto animals. Likely you've never wondered if moose get drunk, penguins cheat on their mates, or worker ants lay about—and yet they do. BBC filmmaker Lucy Cooke takes a worldwide tour of ... More
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Whether seeing a video of romping baby pandas or a picture of penguins "holding hands," it's hard for us not to project our own values—innocence, fidelity, temperance, hard work—onto animals. Likely you've never wondered if moose get drunk, penguins cheat on their mates, or worker ants lay about—and yet they do. BBC filmmaker Lucy Cooke takes a worldwide tour of the animal kingdom, smearing herself with hippo sweat and investigating a bizarre rumor about how hyenas are born, meeting everyone from an animal IQ tester in the Maasai Mara to a peddler of panda porn in China, all to lay bare the strangest bits of animal behavior.

"Lucy Cooke's modern bestiary is as well informed as you'd expect from an Oxford zoologist. It's also downright funny."—Richard Dawkins

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