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Les Animaux En Plus de 300 Curiosités

Popular Science
By: Marianne Taylor(Author), Benoît Paepegaey(Author)
228 pages, illustrations
Les Animaux En Plus de 300 Curiosités
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Language: French

Did you know that water bears (tardigrades) can survive in space? That woodpeckers stab their prey with their tongues? That the world's smallest antelope is smaller than the largest frog? Or that platypuses can detect electrical fields? This book is a light-hearted and accessible, non-jargony yet richly informative compendium of surprising, amusing and intriguing facts about the animal world. It is arranged thematically and delivered in snappy, bite-size sections, making this the perfect 'dip in and out' book for the nature-lover.

Ranging from the obscure to the surreal and the myth-busting to the almost unbelievable, the wealth of information gathered here will appeal to anyone who loves animals, everyone who likes amassing knowledge for its own sake, and all who enjoy being a smartypants. The book is illustrated throughout with cartoon line drawings provided by the author. Chapters include sensory sensations (remarkable animal senses), marvellous migrations (animal journeys), peculiar passions (oddities of courtship) and harassing humanity (people and animals).

Summary in French:
Dnas notre vie quotidienne, les animaux sont relégués loin de toutes nos préoccupations. Et nous n'aimons pas nous avouer que nous ne sommes que l'une des branches du règne animal, et qu' Homo sapiens n'est pas forcément une espèce plus remarquable qu'une autre.

Savez-vous qu'une musaraigne peut supporter le poids d'un homme ? Pourquoi les serpents ont-ils la langue pointue ? Quel est le plus long vol d'oiseau ininterrompu ? Comment a-t-on découvert où migraient les cigognes ? Combien de temps peuvent vivre certains oiseaux ? Pourquoi la population de moineaux diminue-t-elle dans les centres-villes ? Quelle est la plus longue durée de mariage chez les animaux ? Un animal peut-il adopter des bébés d'une autre espèce ? Savez-vous qu'il existe des fourmis esclavagistes ?

Ce livre, qui est une véritable balade entre l'inconnu, le mythe, le surréalisme et le presque incroyable, captivera non seulement tous les passionnés d'animaux, mais aussi tout ceux qui ont soif d'apprendre ou qui veulent briller en société. Au-delà de l'anecdote, il fournit des informations à la pointe de la recherche scientifique.

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Popular Science
By: Marianne Taylor(Author), Benoît Paepegaey(Author)
228 pages, illustrations
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