Know Your Rodent

Know Your Rodent

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By (author) Ziggy Hanaor, By (author) Thibaud Herem

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  • Publisher: Cicada Books Limited
  • Format: Hardback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 166mm x 12mm | 118g
  • Publication date: 31 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0956205313
  • ISBN 13: 9780956205315
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 672,201

Product description

Did you know that 40 per cent of all mammal species in this world are rodents? The skin of the Naked Mole Rat lacks the neurotransmitters that allow it to feel pain. The main difference between a hamster and a gerbil is that the former is nocturnal and the latter isn't. The capybara is the worlds largest rodent, weighing up to 80kg. The African pygmy mouse weighs only seven grams. "Know Your Rodent" is an illustrated guide to twenty-three rodent species, which is at once fascinatingly informative and oddly humorous. Brilliantly distinctive drawings by up-and-coming illustrator Thibaud Herem draw inspiration from such masters as Bruno Munari and Joelle Jolivet, and captures the essence of some of the weirdest and most wonderful creatures the planet has to offer. With a lightness of touch that will appeal to adults and children alike, this offbeat little volume brings together the marvels of nature and the marvels of beautiful design in a perfect little package.

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