The Truth About Animals

The Truth About Animals

Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales From the Wild Side of Wildlife

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2018
Edition: First US edition
Copyright Date: 2017
ISBN: 9780465094646
Branch Call Number: 590.2 Co
Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Dec 03, 2018

Overall, was a decent read. I liked all the animal facts but found that the author wasn’t always clear in what she was stating. Also found that she would start talking about a different animal than the main subject of the chapter (specifically in the chapter about storks). Would have liked to learn more about current thoughts/theories on the animals.


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