Ten Million Aliens


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Ten Million Aliens Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Short Books Ltd Pages: 480 Language: English ISBN: 9781780722436 Categories: , ,

Life on planet earth is not weirder than we imagine. It’s weirder than we are capable of imagining.And we’re all in it together: 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.In this breathtakingly audacious book, Simon Barnes opens our eyes to the real marvels of the planet we live on.

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Fascinating and entertaining... Ten Million Aliens will open your eyes to the real marvels of the planet we live on. * The Guardian * Dizzying. Natural history explored in all its marvellous, madcap majesty with wit, wisdom and wonder. * Daily Express * The perfect bedside read for anyone who has ever wondered what slugs and wasps are for, or how elephants feel.. * Daily Mail * This is a book that I will treasure forever.

Author Biography

SIMON BARNES is a multi-award-winning sports and nature writer who wrote for the Times for over 30 years. He is also a novelist, horseman and the author of more than 20 books, including the bestselling How to be a Bad Birdwatcher and The Meaning of Sport (Short Books). He lives in Norfolk with his family and other animals.