Natural History Museum Animal Records

Mark Carwardine

Which animal swims the fastest? What is the smallest mammal? Who lays the largest egg? The Natural History Museum sets the record straight with this definitive guide to the most exceptional creatures on Earth.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09223 8
Format:
Hardback
Price:
£20.00
Published:
November 2007
Size:
253 x 192 mm
Extent:
256 pp
Illustrations:
Colour throughout
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

Natural History Museum Animal Records reveals the astonishing diversity and splendour of nature, from the strongest and shortest to the longest and laziest. Packed with thousands of fascinating facts and all the latest discoveries, it features world record holders from each of the animal groups including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and invertebrates.

Find out which marsupial can jump to the ground from heights of up to 30m (100 ft), why it’s almost impossible to swat a fly, and which small, yet frightening frog carries enough poison to kill 20,000 mice.

With stunning photographs and intriguing entries, Natural History Museum Animal Records is a celebration of creatures both great and small that will appeal to all the family.

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Author

Mark Carwardine is an award-winning writer, radio presenter, magazine columnist, widely published photographer and consultant. 

He has written more than 40 books – including several best-sellers – and for six years presented the BBC radio programme Nature. He also co-presented the major BBC Two TV series Last Chance to See with Stephen Fry.

The book also includes contributions from many of the 300 scientists who work at the Museum.

Reviews

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"A sort of Schott’s Miscellany for wildlife lovers but better designed."

BBC Wildlife Magazine

"A fascinating compendium…Animal Records is a book every household should own. Each colourful page is crammed with the kind of startling trivia that brightens up any family gathering."

Sunday Express

"Animal Records contains every animal extravagance...irresistible"

The Times

"Full of amazing animal facts!"

National Geographic Kids Magazine

"A wonderfully informative book…highly recommended."

The Teacher: magazine of the NUT

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