BOOKS

Sloths

William Hartston

RRP: £8.99

3 October 2019

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786494252

RRP: £12.99

18 October 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786494221

How old is the sloth?
How do sloths have sex?
How did a sloth save Dublin?

The answers to these questions, and more, are found in this wonderfully entertaining celebration of the sloth. Walking readers through the sloth’s evolutionary history – from the prehistoric ground sloth to modern pygmy – William Hartston reveals the sloth’s fascinating journey from maligned mammal to cause célèbre. Playfully peppered with science and filled with factoids, Sloths is a love-letter to the most anachronistic, and just a little bit ridiculous, of animals.

‘Riveting… Sloths is as comprehensive a look at the instincts, lifestyle and capacities of this curious creature as you are ever likely to need.’ Daily Express