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Hardcover, first, 269 pages
Published 1984 by George Allen and Unwin
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Well, at first opening I have to say I've learned all sorts of things.

Glasgow: See pornography.

Incest: Pyemotis mites are born in a state of full sexual maturity. A newly born girl mite is likely to be pounced on immediately by one of her brothers.

Lust: The male Australian marsupial mole, Antichinus stuarti, is doomed to die of lust. This little digger has only a four-day mating season, after which all the males then die from excessive hormone levels caused by copulation.

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