Why Do Moths Drink Elephants' Tears? : And other zoological curiosities
The first professionally researched miscellany guide to the animal kingdom, 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.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 130 x 196 x 20mm | 222.26g
- 25 Oct 2007
- Little, Brown Book Group
- London, United Kingdom
- black & white line drawings
...is the sort of book you might find in David Attenborough's downstairs lavatory. It specialises in facts you never knew you wished to know about animals. Sunday TIMES Just about everything Walker knows about the entire animal creation is gross, disgusting or grotesque - and often pretty funny. The Spectator
About Matt Walker
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 and at the Royal Institution.