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QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance

Popular Science

By: John Lloyd (Author), John Mitchinson (Author)

240 pages, colour illustrations

Faber & Faber

Paperback | Mar 2015 | #220666 | ISBN-13: 9780571323890
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NHBS Price: £8.99 $11/€10 approx
Hardback | Oct 2007 | #220667 | ISBN-13: 9780571233700
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About this book

Join QI's expedition into the animal kingdom to encounter 100 of its most remarkable subjects. Marvel at the elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom. Albatrosses can fly non-stop for ten years without touching the ground; Box jellyfish have twenty-four eyes; Geese mourn their dead; Koalas don't drink; Monkeys pay to look at porn; Lobsters live for a century; Mice sing while having sex; and, Spiders can fly.

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John Lloyd has a broadcasting background. As a radio producer he devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born before moving to television to start Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, and Blackadder.

John Mitchinson is from the world of books. The original Marketing Director of Waterstone's, he became Managing Director of Cassell, and now runs Unbound.

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