Moths That Drink Elephants’ Tears


From New Scientist:

Moths That Drink Elephants’ Tears, by Matt Walker

11 November 2006

Adrian Barnett

DIVIDED into 45 easily digestible chunks, this book visits some of the odder corners of the animal world, many of them in surprisingly familiar territory.

Walker – who is this magazine’s news editor – reveals delights such as how burrowing owls put out dung as beetle bait, how the box jellyfish has 64 anuses, swordfish heat up their eyes when they hunt, hibernating wood frogs can survive freezing solid and how early birds had four wings.

You’ll also learn about wobbly hedgehog syndrome, left-handed snakes and the secrets of the humpbacked whale’s bumpy flippers.

The book is a nicely structured journey through the most recent discoveries in animal biology and should excite novices as well as revive the interest of the most jaded researchers.

Maybe those moths mights find lots of drinks in the USA right now, as the election results sink in with Republicans …

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