The Truth about Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife

The Truth about Animals Stoned Sloths Lovelorn Hippos and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife Mary Roach meets Sam Kean and Bill Bryson in this uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal worldHumans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson but when

  • Title: The Truth about Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife
  • Author: Lucy Cooke
  • ISBN: 9781549172502
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Mary Roach meets Sam Kean and Bill Bryson in this uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal worldHumans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we still have a long way to go Whether we are seeing a viral video of romping baby pandas or a picture of penguins holding hands, it s hMary Roach meets Sam Kean and Bill Bryson in this uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal worldHumans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we still have a long way to go Whether we are 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.

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    One thought on “The Truth about Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife

    1. Julie

      This book’s goal is to set the record straight about animals that have been mythologized or misunderstood throughout history. As Cooke states in her conclusion, “The urge to anthropomorphize trips us up and obscures the truth.” Each chapter features a different animal and there are fascinating tidbits throughout. I most enjoyed the anthropological aspects, like why humans are historically hostile towards hyenas. Here are some fascinating things I learned… Hyenas are surprisingly intellig [...]

    2. Roxanne

      This is A win review. This is a really cute book about understanding animals. My favorite chapters were the Pandas, Penquins, and chimps.

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