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

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

London: Icon Books, 2014. Octavo, paperback, illustrations.

A collection of anecdotes, facts, figures, folklore and literature, this book 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. Also available in hardcover [stock id 35541].

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