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Survivors : the animals and plants that time has left behind

Author: Richard A Fortey
Publisher: London : HarperPress, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An awe-inspiring journey through the eons and across the globe in search of visible traces of evolution in the living creatures that have survived from earlier times.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Fortey
ISBN: 9780007209873 0007209878
OCLC Number: 793683035
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: xv, 336 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Contents: Old horseshoes --
The search for the velvet worm --
Slimy mounds --
Life in hot water --
An inveterate bunch --
Greenery --
Of fishes and hellbenders --
Heat in the blood --
Islands, ice --
Survivors against the odds.
Responsibility: Richard Fortey.

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`I was thrilled by Survivors.... Reading Richard Fortey is always pure pleasure.' Bill Bryson`Fortey has a unique way with the most humble of lifeforms and an infectious curiosity that can slide into Read more...

 
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