The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, And Other Tales From The Wild Side Of Wildlife by Lucy CookeThe Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, And Other Tales From The Wild Side Of Wildlife by Lucy Cooke

The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, And Other Tales From The Wild Side Of…

byLucy Cooke

Hardcover | April 17, 2018

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Mary Roach meets Bill Bryson in this "surefire summer winner" (Janet Maslin,New York Times), anuproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal world
Humans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we've still got a long way to go. Whether we're seeing a viral 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. So you've probably never considered if moose get drunk, penguins cheat on their mates, or worker ants lay about. They do--and that's just for starters. InThe Truth About Animals, Lucy Cooke takes us on a worldwide journey to meet everyone from a Colombian hippo castrator to a Chinese panda porn peddler, all to lay bare the secret--and often hilarious--habits of the animal kingdom. Charming and at times downright weird, this modern bestiary is perfect for anyone who has ever suspected that virtue might be unnatural.
Lucy Cookeis an award-winning filmmaker who has written, produced, and directed several popular documentary series for the BBC, PBS, Discovery, and National Geographic. Her first book,A Little Book of Sloth, was aNew York Timesbestseller. She has written for theWall Street Journaland theNew York Times, among others, and she holds an MA...
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Title:The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, And Other Tales From The Wild Side Of…Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:352 pages, 9.62 × 6.38 × 1.12 inShipping dimensions:9.62 × 6.38 × 1.12 inPublished:April 17, 2018Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0465094643

ISBN - 13:9780465094646

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"BOOK OF THE WEEK: Highly amusing and enlightening new book [from] brilliant zoologist Lucy Cooke."-The Idler (UK)