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The Darwinian tourist : viewing the world through evolutionary eyes

Author: Christopher Wills
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York [N.Y.] : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Wills shares with us some of the extraordinary sights he has seen, exploring each time the evolutionary processes that underlie the beauty and diversity of the wildlife.
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Named Person: Christopher Wills; Christopher Wills
Document Type: Book
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ISBN: 9780199584383 0199584389
OCLC Number: 587229753
Description: xiii, 345 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The living world. Shape-shifters ; The inner workings of evolution ; The shifting earth ; Crucibles of speciation ; Rainforests, diseases, and speciation --
The human story. How domesticated animals changed the world ; The great migration ; The San and the Hobbits --
A final postcard.
Responsibility: Christopher Wills ; with photographs by the author.
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Christopher Wills embarks on a series of adventures that illustrate how evolution and ecology have interacted to yield the world we live in. Through intriguing stories and stunning photos, he shows  Read more...

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