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The Truth about Animals

Audiobook

Mary Roach meets Sam Kean and Bill Bryson in this 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 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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Publisher: Hachette Book Group Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549172519
  • File size: 301821 KB
  • Release date: May 9, 2018
  • Duration: 10:28:47

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549172519
  • File size: 301862 KB
  • Release date: May 9, 2018
  • Duration: 10:35:47
  • Number of parts: 12

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Mary Roach meets Sam Kean and Bill Bryson in this 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 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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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Hachette Book Group
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549172519
    File size: 301821 KB
    Release date: May 9, 2018
    Duration: 10:28:47

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549172519
    File size: 301862 KB
    Release date: May 9, 2018
    Duration: 10:35:47
    Number of parts: 12

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
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