(a species of owlet moth (Noctuid)) Some caterpillars, after they emerge from their egg, can increase their weight by 25,000 times.

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Natural History Museum Animal Records - paperback

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Discover the most exceptional creatures on Earth, from the strongest and shortest to the longest and laziest, with this definitive guide: the new paperback edition of Animal Records.

ISBN: 978 0 565 09248 1

Author: Mark Carwardine

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Animal Records, paperback

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Written by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mark Carwardine, this book is a celebration of creatures both great and small that will appeal to all the family.

Fantastic facts

Find out how the okapi can lick and clean its own eyes.

Discover the tiny cat flea that jumps with an acceleration equivalent to over 20 times that needed to launch a space rocket.

Did you know elephants have been reported to swim for as long as six hours at a time and as far as 30 miles without a break, and without touching the bottom?

Or that when whales and dolphins open their eyes underwater, special greasy tears protect them from the stinging salt?

Crammed with thousands of amazing animal facts and brilliant and bizarre feats, Animal Records will astonish and astound readers of all ages.

Covers all main animal groups

This wonderful reference book features world record holders from each of the main animal groups including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and invertebrates.

It is packed with all the latest discoveries, over 200 colour photographs and intriguing stories throughout.

Fully revised and updated since the hardback version.

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All profits and donations are given back to the Museum under a Gift Aid declaration, making your support worth more.

With your help we can continue our pioneering scientific research, educational programmes and conservation.

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2. Portfolio 22 book
3. Human skull china
4. Art of Audubon prints
5. Plush animal masks

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