From surgery methods to public transport, we humans have been drawing inspiration from the animal kingdom for a long time. In 30 Animals That Made Us Smarter, Patrick Aryee reveals the astonishing stories behind some of our greatest inventions. We’ve picked out eight of our favourites.
As a biologist and self-confessed thrill seeker, Patrick has always had a fascination with how things work. Since 2012, Patrick has been a documentary filmmaker and wildlife tv presenter across a number of programmes for major broadcasters, including the BBC and Sky. His ambition is to inspire and surprise us, his audience, as he takes us on a journey around the globe from the very comfort of our homes. Through his stories and animal encounters many of us have witnessed the raw power of fearsome predators like big cats, uncovered reality-defying super senses of night-time hunters, and plunged the deep blue to swim alongside the mysterious creatures that call our oceans home. As the presenter of the hugely successful podcast, 30 Animals That Made Us Smarter, Patrick now brings his words as a compelling orator, to the written form, in this his first book.
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