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The Resource The truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife, Lucy Cooke

The truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife, Lucy Cooke

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The truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife
Title
The truth about animals
Title remainder
stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Cooke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Roach meets Bill Bryson in this "surefire summer winner" (Janet Maslin, New York Times ), an uproarious 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. In The 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
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • March 01, 2018
  • March 01, 2018
  • March 01, 2018
  • February 19, 2018
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooke, Lucy
Dewey number
590.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL50
LC item number
.C66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
Label
The truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife, Lucy Cooke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD18094091
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780465094646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465094646
  • (OCoLC)1001376958
Label
The truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife, Lucy Cooke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD18094091
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780465094646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465094646
  • (OCoLC)1001376958

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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