The Book of Animal Ignorance

The Book of Animal Ignorance

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A fun, fact-filled bestiary. 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 that: when a young albatross takes wing, it may stay aloft for ten years; 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? 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, this book has arrived just in time.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, 2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780307394934
030739493X
Branch Call Number: 590 L777B
Characteristics: xi, 241 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Mitchinson, John 1963-

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lukasevansherman
Dec 17, 2015

As a trivia geek and former zoo camp counselor, I can't get enough of interesting animal facts. And this highly entertaining book presents them in a-z bite sized form. Did you know that the armadillo is the best of endowed mammal? Or that you shouldn't say "sweat like a pig" because pigs don't sweat?

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