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By Elena Passarello

starting with Yuka, a 39,000-year-old mummified woolly immense lately present in the Siberian permafrost, all of the 16 essays in Animals Strike Curious Poses investigates a distinct well-known animal named and immortalised by means of people. listed here are the starling that encouraged Mozart with its tune, Darwin’s tortoise Harriet, and in a rare essay, Jumbo the elephant (and how they attempted to electrocute him). Modelled loosely on a medieval bestiary, those witty , playful, provocative essays traverse historical past, delusion, technological know-how and extra, introducing a gorgeous new author to British readers.

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