by Simon Barnes - £8.99 Short Books Ltd (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781780722436 | ISBN 10: 1780722435
This is the momentous story of the millions of species - sometimes unimaginably strange - that make up the animal kingdom.
Humans, blue whales, rats, birds of paradise, ridiculous numbers of beetles, molluscs the size of a bus, bdelloid rotifers who haven’t had sex for millions of years and creatures called water bears (you can boil them, freeze them and fire them off into space without killing them) – we’re all in it together.
In this breathtakingly audacious book, Simon Barnes opens our eyes to the real marvels of the planet we live on.
(Price & availability last checked: July 2015)