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Sloths William Hartston

Sloths By William Hartston

Sloths by William Hartston


$16,49
Condition - Very Good
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Summary

A wonderfully entertaining celebration of that most unique of creatures: the sloth.

Sloths Summary

Sloths: A Celebration of the World's Most Misunderstood Mammal by William Hartston

How old is the sloth?
How do sloths have sex?
How did a sloth save Dublin?

The answers to these questions, and more, are found in this wonderfully entertaining celebration of the sloth. Walking readers through the sloth's evolutionary history - from the prehistoric ground sloth to modern pygmy - William Hartston reveals the sloth's fascinating journey from maligned mammal to cause celebre. Playfully peppered with science and filled with factoids, Sloths is a love-letter to the most anachronistic, and just a little bit ridiculous, of animals.

'Riveting... Sloths is as comprehensive a look at the instincts, lifestyle and capacities of this curious creature as you are ever likely to need.' Daily Express

Sloths Reviews

Fascinating... Hartston writes all this with his customary wit and an obvious joy in discovery. -- Marcus Berkmann * Daily Mail *
Riveting... Sloths! is as comprehensive a look at the instincts, lifestyle and capacities of this curious creature as you are ever likely to need... [A] beautifully written gem * Daily Express *

About William Hartston

William Hartston is a Cambridge-educated mathematician and industrial psychologist. Between 1962 and 1987 he played chess competitively, becoming an international master and winning the British chess championship in 1973 and 1975. He runs competitions in creative thinking at the annual Mind Sports Olympiad, writes the off-beat Beachcomber column for the Daily Express, where he is also the opera critic, and is the author of several books on chess, numbers, humour and trivia, including The Things That Nobody Knows and Even More Things That Nobody Knows. He is also one of the viewers on Channel 4's Gogglebox.

Table of Contents

1: A Sloth by Any Other Name 2: Two Toes or Three? 3: The Sloth that Saved Dublin 4: New Sloths for Old 5: Are Sloths Slothful? 6: Anatomy 7: Sex and the Solitary Sloth 8: The Deadly Sin 9: Pooping 10: The Abominable Slothman, and Other Myths 11: Sloths Eating, and Eating Sloths 12: Sloth Conservation 13: Sloths in Culture 14: Oddments 15: Costa Rica

Additional information

GOR010216421
9781786494252
1786494256
Sloths: A Celebration of the World's Most Misunderstood Mammal by William Hartston
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Atlantic Books
2019-10-03
208
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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