- date of publication: 30.01.2005
- from age 10
- 120 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-20611-3
- Deutschland: 19,00 €
- Österreich: 19,60 €
An entertaining question-and-answer book for animal lovers of all ages.
The raven is, we could have guessed, a great robber who will leave no other bird's nest untouched. But there are other, more tricky questions: Do snakes have tails? (Yes!) Do elks kiss? (Yes, again!) And what's the number of spines on a hedgehog's back? (About 17,000.)
Henning Wiesner, director of the Munich zoo, answers more than 50 such questions, scientifically accurate but also easy to understand for children and non-scientists. Not all questions are serious ("Do raccoons need washboards"), but even they provide useful information. (No washboards, but raccoons do wash their food).
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