Nature's BabiesHardback Collins
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- Publisher: Collins
- Format: Hardback | 96 pages
- Dimensions: 204mm x 216mm x 13mm | 450g
- Publication date: 1 September 2008
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0007279264
- ISBN 13: 9780007279265
- Illustrations note: 45 col illus
- Sales rank: 1,320,415
There are few things more endearing than baby animals, but their charm belies their struggle for survival. From frolicking foxes to boisterous bears, lounging lions to zealous zebras, Nature's Babies explores the lives of some of Nature's most engaging offspring and reveals the ingenious ways they cope with growing up. When it comes to 'bringing up baby', Nature has an infinite variety of approaches, from parents who lovingly tend to their young for years to newborn babes who rough it on their own from day one. Nature's Babies offers a rare insight into how young animals make it into this world and learn to fend for themselves. Accompanied by beautiful photography throughout, Mike Dilger takes us on a journey of discovery through the intriguing world of Nature's Babies.
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Mike Dilger is an enthusiastic naturalist and freelance presenter. He spent four years as a research biologist in the tropics of Ecuador, Tanzania and Vietnam and is a regular presenter on nature programmes. Having birded, botanized and entomologised in a huge range of countries, he has accumulated an encyclopaedic knowledge of British and South American wildlife and a strong familiarity with the nature of Vietnam and Tanzania. Mike is also a member of many wildlife charities and has trained as a PADI open water diver.