The "New York Times" Book of Mammals
"The New York Times Book of Mammals" gathers fascinating articles about our warm-blooded, big-brained cousins, written by award-winning Times journalists. The book is carefully organized so that each article builds upon the principles gleaned from the preceding article. The result provides fundamental truths about the way our world and its mammalian inhabitants work. In order of ascending brain power, the book reveals the bizarre behaviours of unusual creatures and little-known facts about common animals, from naked mole rats that colonize like bees and the two-foot-tall Himalayan flying squirrel, formerly thought to be extinct, to the randy peacekeeping practices of bonobo chimpanzees and the brutal and cunning courtship of dolphins. Other chapters include surprisingly cowardly lions; placid manatees; wolves reintroduced to their former territory; our primate relatives; and, finally, a look at ourselves and how we relate to others in our mammalian class when it comes to parenting, play, aggression, emotions and more. This book should fascinate naturalists, biologists and animal lovers of every stripe.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 178.3 x 237.2 x 21.6mm | 521.64g
- 01 Oct 2002
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- The Lyons Press
- Guilford, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
- b&w illustrations
"A gratifying and artful blend of edification and entertainment."--"Kirkus Reviews "
About Nicholas Wade
Nicholas Wade is a science reporter for The New York Times. He was the editor of Science Times from 1990 through 1996. Previously the Washington correspondent and deputy editor of Nature, Wade is the author of Life Script, a book about the Human Genome Project, as well as The Ultimate Experiment, The Nobel Duel, and A World Beyond Healing. He was born in England and currently lives in New Jersey.