The Nature Magpie: A Cornucopia of Facts, Anecdotes, Folklore and Literature from the Natural World (Hardback)Daniel Allen (author)
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Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Not so much trivia titbits as intellectual petits fours ... a daily dip will be sure to prompt discussion, wonder and compulsive retelling.' * BBC Wildlife Magazine *
'This delightful little hardback is difficult to resist. For anyone interested in the natural world there are myriad facts and figures that will fascinate and surprise.' -- Alexandra Henton * The Field *
'A miscellany that keeps you turning the pages.' -- Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape
'Allen's book promises a cornucopia of facts ... It delivers just that, providing a bran tub full of informational morsels.' * Fortean Times *
'The Nature Magpie is seductively readable, a delightful and constantly surprising compendium of facts about nature' -- Bill Adams, author of Against Extinction: The Story of Conservation
'A delightful lucky dip of fascinating facts.' -- Kate Long
'This delightfully zany volume presents an eclectic selection of facts and fiction gleaned from Nature ... all lightly peppered by Allen's dry wit.' * Good Book Guide *
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