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The nature magpie : a cornucopia of facts, anecdotes, folklore and literature from the natural world

Author: Daniel Allen
Publisher: London : Icon Books, 2014.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Allen
ISBN: 9781848316584 1848316585 9781848315334 1848315333 9781848315358 184831535X
OCLC Number: 868083378
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Description: x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Daniel Allen.

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The Nature Magpie picks the choicest morsels from history, literature, philosophy, science and more of the natural world.  Read more...

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'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 Read more...

 
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