A Mess of Iguanas, A Whoop of Gorillas...

ISBN: 9781846142550 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2018 Autor: Alon Shulman Editură: Particular Books Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 272 Stoc: La comandă

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There are many wonderful creatures on earth - and even more incredible ways to describe them.

With more collective nouns for animal groups than anyone else in the world, from a Business of Ferrets to a Wobble of Ostriches (not forgetting, of course, an Implausibility of Gnus) Alon Shulman's A Mess of Iguanas, A Whoop of Gorillas will tell you what to call a group of zebras, chickens, parrots, spiders, tigers or penguins the next time you encounter one - and will even let you know the difference between a school and a shoal of fish. Not to mention why groups of swans are known as a lamentation, a bank anda wedge.

It will also tell you the most outlandish, strange yet completely accurate animal facts you can imagine. For example, did you know that polar bears are invisible to infra-red because they have transparent fur? Or that hippopotamus can't swim? Or that ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand?

Filled with everything you could ever want to know about the creatures that inhabit our world, this brilliant compendium of animal curiosities is perfect for pub quizzers, language buffs, wannabe know-it-alls and any readers aged, well ... 8 to 80.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Alon Shulman
Ilustrator
Andy Watt
Subtitlu
An Amazement of Animal Facts
Data Publicarii
2018
Editura
Particular Books
Inaltime
18.4
Latime
13.8
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
272
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