The Nature Magpie: A Cornucopia Of Facts, Anecdotes, Folklore And Literature From The Natural World

July 11, 2014|
The Nature Magpie: A Cornucopia Of Facts, Anecdotes, Folklore And Literature From The Natural World by Daniel Allen
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A collection of anecdotes, facts, figures, folklore and literature, The Nature Magpie is a veritable treasure trove of humanity''s thoughts and feelings about nature. With acclaimed nature writer Daniel Allen as your guide, join naturalists, novelists and poets as they explore the most isolated parts of the planet, choose your side - pineapple or durian - in the great ''king of fruits'' debate and discover which plants can be used to predict the weather. Meet the roadkillconnoisseurs, learn to dance the Hippopotamus Polka, find out the likelihood of sharing your name with a hurricane - and much more.
Dr Daniel Allen is a British author making a name for himself in the world of animal/nature writing. His first book, Otter, was published in Reaktion Books'' Animal series in September 2010. Virginia McKenna OBE described the book as ''the most brilliant mix of facts ancient and modern about the otter species''. A second title, Squirre...
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Title:The Nature Magpie: A Cornucopia Of Facts, Anecdotes, Folklore And Literature From The Natural World
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.74 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.74 in
Published:July 11, 2014
Publisher:Icon Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781848316584

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