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Description - The Unexpected Genius of Pigs by Matt Whyman

We often consider dogs to be our enduring sidekicks but the truth is domestic pigs have played a role in our lives for nearly as long.

Pigs are highly social and smart. They like to play. They're inventive, crafty and belligerent - and incredibly singleminded.

Ultimately, we have far more in common with these creatures than we like to admit. Here is a charming ode to one of the most common, yet surprisingly intelligent, animals populating our landscapes. In this gentle and illuminating study, Matt Whyman embarks on a journey to uncover the heart and soul of an animal brimming with more energy, intelligence and playfulness than he could ever have imagined.

In his bid to understand what makes a pig tick, having climbed a steep learning curve as a keeper himself, Whyman meets a veterinary professor and expert in pig emotion, as well as a spirited hill farmer whose world revolves around hogs and sows.

Packed with fascinating research and delightful anecdotes, this entertaining and informative celebration of all things porcine covers everything from evolution, behaviour and communication to friendship, loyalty and broken hearts - uncovering a surprising notion of family along the way.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780008301224
Format: Hardback
(204mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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