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Humanimal: Incredible Ways Animals Are Just Like Us!

Humanimal: Incredible Ways Animals Are Just Like Us!

Current price: $19.99
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019
What on Earth Books
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So you think you're special? Just because people have built cities, invented pop-up toasters and put people on the Moon that they are somehow different from (or better than) other living things? Well it's time to think again Humanimal explores the interconnections of the human and natural worlds in ways you never before imagined...

Inside you will discover how:

  • Slime molds learn how to navigate through a maze
  • Rats are ticklish and how it makes them laugh out loud
  • Elephants have funerals for their lost loved ones
  • Bees vote in elections to decide where to locate their nests
  • Crows use cars to crack nuts
  • And a whole lot more

This richly illustrated, mesmerizing exploration shows that humans and other animals don't just live on the same planet, they also share many of the same patterns of behavior, making us all fellow players in the drama that is life on Earth. Fascinating and stunningly illustrated, Humanimal explores and celebrates the astonishing ways in which animals and humans are alike.

Written by Christopher Lloyd, the bestselling author of Absolutely Everything , and illustrated by the superbly talented Mark Ruffle. Including a colorful jacket with a wonderful animal surprise underneath, this book will astound and amaze children aged 7-11, along with their family and friends, too

About the Author

Bestselling author Christopher Lloyd began his career as a journalist with The Sunday Times newspaper. Then, while camping with his family, he had a critical realisation: even with a 1st class degree in history from Cambridge University and experience as a science writer, there was so much about the world he didn't know. So, he set out to write books that zoom out and tell the big stories, opening readers' eyes to how seemingly unrelated events fit together and showing them multiple perspectives on the world, all in highly engaging prose and matched with lively illustration and photography. Now, with several books in print, including the bestselling What on Earth Happened? and Absolutely Everything, Chris divides his time between writing books and delivering lectures and workshops to schools, literary festivals, and a wide range of other venues around the world. He lives in Tonbridge, Kent, UK, with his wife and two adorable terriers. Mark Ruffle studied graphic design and then worked as an art editor for Oxford University Press, before becoming a freelance illustrator and designer. When he's not drawing animals or spaceships, among other things, he enjoys walking his dogs and goes cycling in the Cotswolds, UK, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.