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

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 02/05/2013
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A collection of anecdotes, facts, figures, folklore and literature, The Nature Magpie is a veritable treasure trove of humanity's thoughts and feelings about nature. With acclaimed nature writer Daniel Allen as your guide, join naturalists, novelists and poets as they explore the most isolated parts of the planet, 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 - and much more.

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848315334
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'With innumerable gems and nuggets to spur your natural curiosity, The Nature Magpie is a repository of zoological treasures.' * Chris Packham *
'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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“Fantastic collection of tidbits for your inner nature nerd”

I love books like this, packed full of random little tidbits of information, facts, figures and 'oh-I-didn't-know-thats' this book could and will keep you entertained for hours (it even had me searching... More

Paperback edition
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“The Nature Magpie”

While I can't fault this book on it's dip-in-ability and wide-ranging, interesting subject matter, some of the 'chapters' are far too brief and act almost as a cue to further reading than a... More

Hardback edition
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