The Nature Magpie (Paperback)
A Cornucopia of Facts, Anecdotes, Folklore and Literature from the Natural World
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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.
With innumerable gems and nuggets to spur your natural curiosity, The Nature Magpie is a repository of zoological treasures.
Not so much trivia titbits as intellectual petits fours … a daily dip will be sure to prompt discussion, wonder and compulsive retelling.
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.
A miscellany that keeps you turning the pages.
Allen's book promises a cornucopia of facts … It delivers just that, providing a bran tub full of informational morsels.
The Nature Magpie is seductively readable, a delightful and constantly surprising compendium of facts about nature
A delightful lucky dip of fascinating facts.
This delightfully zany volume presents an eclectic selection of facts and fiction gleaned from Nature … all lightly peppered by Allen's dry wit.