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A fascinating look at animals and their unique relationship with humans. Packed full of interesting and strange facts. A perfect gift book for animal lovers, inquisitive readers or those with a sense of humour.
What Have Animals Ever Done For Us? is full of fascinating, surprising facts about animals and answers such questions as: why did the Israeli secret service recruit a team of gerbils to help with the fight against terrorism, how can snails make you more beautiful, and what do ferrets do in aeroplanes?
The animals in this book have gained employment in the unlikeliest and most remarkable of roles. Did you know that a leech has 32 times as many brains as you? Or that a pigtailed macaque monkey can pick 20 times as many cocoa nuts as a human?
What Have Animals Ever Done For Us? is a tribute to the animals who, throughout history, have fed, protected and healed us and saved so many human lives. It features creatures who deserve recognition for their roles as anything from beauticians to masseuses to secret agents.
Phil Clay began his working life on a farm and has maintained a lifelong interest in animals and wildlife. He currently works as a museum guide and enjoys introducing people to little-known and peculiar facts. What Have Animals Ever Done For Us? is his debut book.