The Truth About Animals
Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales From the Wild Side of WildlifeBook - 2018
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.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2018.
Edition: First US edition.
Call Number: 590.2 COOKE
Characteristics: 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects: Animals -- Miscellanea.
Alternative Title: Unexpected truth about animals.