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A world in one cubic foot : portraits of biodiversity

Author: David Liittschwager
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents portraits of the diverse life forms that moved through one cubic foot of space over twenty-four hours in six different ecosystems around the world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Liittschwager
ISBN: 9780226481234 0226481239
OCLC Number: 828663370
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of National Outdoor Book Awards (Design/Artistic Merit) 2013
Description: 203 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Saltwater bay: under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California / August Kleinzahler --
Cloud forest: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica / Nalini M. Nadkarni --
Coral reef: Temae Reef, Moorea, French Polynesia / Elizabeth Kolbert --
Deciduous forest: Hallett Nature Sanctuary, Central Park, New York City / W.S. Di Piero --
Freshwater river: Duck River, Lillard's Mill, Tennessee / Alan Huffman --
Mountain fynbos: Table Mountain National Park, South Africa / Jasper and Peter Slingsby.
Responsibility: David Liittschwager ; foreword by E.O. Wilson.

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Features photographs that take us to places both familiar and exotic and instill new awareness of the life that abounds all around.  Read more...

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"As the flora and fauna of the surface are examined more closely, the interlocking mechanisms of life are emerging in ever-greater and more surprising detail. In time we will come fully to appreciate Read more...

 
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