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Every Creature Has a Story: What Science Reveals about Animal Behaviour

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We are surrounded by an astounding variety of lifeforms. Over millennia, they have evolved to exploit unique niches, in the process developing features and skills that set them apart. Have you ever wondered what price the giraffe pays for its long neck? The neck increases its blood pressure to pump blood up to its brain, which endangers its life every time it bends down to ...more
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Published July 27th 2020 by HarperCollins
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Madhulika Liddle
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a collection of short essays that Janaki Lenin had written for the online publication, The Wire, each essay examining one interesting feature of the behaviour and/or physiognomy of a creature. Almost all of these are animals of some kind, though there’s also a fascinating story of a plant that employs an army of ants to help it counter threats.

The subjects of the essays are amazing: from why elephants rarely get cancer to why giraffes, with those very long necks of theirs (and the high b
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Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
காகத்தின் கூட்டில் வளர்ந்த குயில் குஞ்சுகளுக்கு அடையாளச்சிக்கல் ஏற்படுமா? அந்தக் குயில் குஞ்சு, தாயை மீண்டும் எப்படிப் போய்ச்சேரும்? Read more -> https://bit.ly/2Q9PeaV
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Sujani S
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Did you know that elephants rarely get cancer? Have you wondered about how a giraffe manages its high blood pressure problems, that is a result of its long neck, which requires its heart to pump harder? Did you know about the monogamy in rodents and single fathers in frogs? If you are a regular reader of ‘The Hindu’ and ‘The Wire’, Janaki Lenin’s interesting articles on animals would not have missed your notice. With a renowned herpetologist husband and with her impressive work on studying wildl ...more
Ravi Jain
Oct 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice informative book
Wanderingg__soul
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If reading about animals fascinates you, Every Creature has a Story is a must read for you!

I have read many articles by Janaki Lenin in 'The Hindu' and that was the prime reason why I picked this book.

This book is a compilation of her best essays on variety of animals that coexist with us. We are surrounded by an astounding variety of lifeforms. Over millennia, they have evolved to exploit unique niches, in the process developing features and skills that set them apart. 

With the help of science
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Janaki Lenin started writing in 2004 after turning her back on film-making. Writing was the only choice she had, since she didn't know any other skill besides making movies. She discovered writing was just like producing movies -- same principles, different medium.

Janaki started out writing articles for wildlife magazines while also wrangling with wildlife management issues such as coexistence. I
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