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Description - QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance by John Lloyd

A funny, eccentric and confounding off-road safari through a hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom. Marvel at the elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom, as everything you thought you knew is wrong:

Albatrosses can fly non-stop for ten years. Box jellyfish have twenty-four eyes but no bottom. Geese mourn their dead. Koalas don't drink. Leeches have 34 brains. Lobsters live for a century. Mice sing while having sex. Monkeys pay to look at porn. And spiders can fly!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571323890
ISBN-10: 0571323898
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 130mm x 150mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Lloyd

John Lloyd has a broadcasting background. As a radio producer he devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born before moving to television to start Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, and Blackadder. John Mitchinson is from the world of books. The original Marketing Director of Waterstone's, he became Managing Director of Cassell, and now runs Unbound.