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

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When seeking to understand animals, context is key. Humans have a habit of viewing the animal kingdom through the prism of our own narrow existence. Zoologist and documentary filmmaker Lucy Cooke is fascinated by the myths people create about animals to fill in the gaps in our understanding, and how much they reveal about the mechanics of discovery and the people doing the discovering. In this book she has gathered together the biggest misconceptions and mistakes made about the animal kingdom, and recounts the experiences that have opened her eyes to many surprising realities about animals and the progress of animal science.

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StatementLucy Cooke
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL50 .C66 2018
The Physical Object
Pagination336 pages
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26954600M
ISBN 100465094643
ISBN 109780465094646
OCLC/WorldCa1030147790

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