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

Author(s): Daniel Allen

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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. Join naturalists, novelists and poets as they explore the most isolated parts of the planet, see London Zoo through the eyes of its earliest visitors, consider the regional accents of animals, and discover which plants can be used to predict the weather. Be amazed by the natural wonders of the world, amused by ancient explanations for earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes, and in awe of nature's forms, from majestic mountains to beautiful bacteria. Daniel Allen offers an irresistible addition to any nature lover's book collection.


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

Dr Daniel Allen is a British author making a name for himself in the world of animal/nature writing. His first book, Otter, was published in Reaktion Books' Animal series in September 2010. Virginia McKenna OBE described the book as 'the most brilliant mix of facts ancient and modern about the otter species'. A second title, Squirrel, will be published as part of the series in 2013. Daniel is also a columnist for Small Furry Pets and Practical Reptile Keeping magazines.

General Fields

  • : 9781848315334
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : May 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2013
  • : books

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  • : Hardback
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  • : Daniel Allen