The Nature Magpie: A Cornucopia of Facts, Anecdotes, Folklore and Literature from the Natural World

The Nature Magpie: A Cornucopia of Facts, Anecdotes, Folklore and Literature from the Natural World

by Daniel Allen

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Overview

"A miscellany that keeps you turning the pages."—Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape

A collection of anecdotes, facts, figures, folklore, and literature, The Nature Magpie is a treasure trove of humanity's thoughts about nature. Choose your side—pineapple or durian—in the great "king of fruits" debate and discover which plants can be used to predict the weather.

Meet the roadkill connoisseurs, learn to dance the Hippopotamus Polka, find out the likelihood of sharing your name with a hurricane . . .

Daniel Allen, PhD, is a British author making a name for himself in the world of nature writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848316584
Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Series: Magpie
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Daniel Allen: Dr Daniel Allen is a British author making a name for himself in the world of animal/nature writing. He is a columnist for various UK publications such as Practical Reptile Keeping Magazine and has written two specialist books on natural life; 'Otter' (2010) and 'Squirrel' (2013).

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