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Life in cold blood

Author: David Attenborough; British Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2008.
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This volume offers a glimpse into the world of amphibians and reptiles, the first vertebrate creatures to venture forth from the primeval waters millions of years ago, yet which today include species that are the most at risk of extinction. Here the author, a naturalist travels to the far corners of the Earth to tell the epic story of these animals in this companion to the television series. The book tells the  Read more...
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Attenborough, David, 1926-
Life in cold blood.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)693646749
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Attenborough; British Broadcasting Corporation.
ISBN: 9780691137186 0691137188
OCLC Number: 181142138
Notes: First published in 2008 by BBC Books.
Companion vol. to the BBC television series.
Includes indexes.
Description: 288 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Between water and the land: salamanders, newts and frogs --
A return to the water: tortoises, terrapins and turtles --
The ancient hunters: crocodiles, alligators and gharials --
Dragons of the dry: the lizards --
Leglessness: the snakes --
The cold-blooded truth: another way of life.
Other Titles: Life in cold blood (Television program)
Responsibility: David Attenborough.
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