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Why Do Moths Drink Elephants' Tears? And Other Zoological Curiosities

Popular Science
By: Matt Walker
224 pages, drawings
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Why Do Moths Drink Elephants' Tears?
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  • Why Do Moths Drink Elephants' Tears? ISBN: 9780749951535 Paperback Oct 2007 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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This book is packed with fascinating and bizarre facts. Did you know that the male flour beetle is the only animal which can mate and impregnate a female he has never met? That virgin male butterflies make better lovers than more experienced ones? Or that rats can learn the difference between Dutch and Japanese? "Why Do Moths Drink Elephants' Tears?" is an entertaining and addictive collection of eclectic insights and unusual facts, detailing the wondrous diversity of animal life that surrounds us.

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Matt Walker is one of the world's leading science journalists, being a senior editor at New Scientist, a magazine which has a global readership of over 750,000 people. He joined the magazine in 1999, and has also lectured at New Scientist conferences, as well as at the Royal Institution.

Popular Science
By: Matt Walker
224 pages, drawings
Publisher: Piatkus Books
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* '[A] delightful collection of bizarre and sometimes incredible facts about the natural world that surrounds us.' Birmingham Post * 'The book is a nicely structured journey through the most recent discoveries in animal biology and should excite novices as well as revive the interest of the most jaded researchers.' New Scientist,/li>

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