Altruistic Armadillos, Zenlike Zebras
Understanding the World's Most Intriguing Animals
From the elegant, lithe, and yes, friendly cheetah to the diminutive and faithful sea horse, and from the giant and surprisingly warlike hippopotamus to the majestic gorilla, animals have long fascinated humans. In this appealing book, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson draws from his wealth of knowledge and a lifetime of fascination with the animal kingdom to present little-known facts and thorough explanations for behaviors of animals both familiar and lesser-known. Presented from A to Z, each entry is accompanied by a beautiful, full-color photograph. Readers will learn from someone who knows these animals and loves them as much as you do.
Paul Edward Theroux is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work of travel writing is perhaps The Great Railway Bazaar (1975). In 1981, he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Mosquito Coast. He currently resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Introduction by Paul Theroux
Illustrated by Paul Theroux