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Tudge, Colin

Works: 119 works in 460 publications in 8 languages and 19,508 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Classification  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QH437, 582.16
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Publications about Colin Tudge
Publications by Colin Tudge
Most widely held works by Colin Tudge
The variety of life : a survey and a celebration of all the creatures that have ever lived by Colin Tudge( Book )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,020 libraries worldwide
"The Variety of Life achieves in one volume what most people would think impossible. It introduces all the principal groups of creatures that are now believed to have existed in the history of the Earth. It reveals their astonishing range of form and lifestyle, showing in passing that animals and plants are really very similar, compared to many (or most) of the rest. Yet it shows how all earthly creatures are related to all the others, despite the vast differences between them. The Variety of Life also explains how biologists have arrived at their present understanding of life's diversity, describing and assessing the state of our knowledge as the new millennium begins." "The Variety of Life is for everyone who is interested in living things: professionals, casual naturalists, and indeed anyone with any curiosity at all."--Jacket
The second creation : Dolly and the age of biological control by Ian Wilmut( Book )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,869 libraries worldwide
"The cloning of Dolly in 1996 from the cell of an adult sheep was a pivotal moment in history." "In this definitive account, the scientists who accomplished this stunning feat explain their hypotheses and experiments, their conclusions, and the implications of their work. Researchers have already incorporated into sheep the gene for human factor IX, a blood-clotting protein used to treat hemophilia. In the future, cultures of mammary cells may prove to be valuable donor material, and genetically modified animal organs may be transplanted into humans." "But what are the ethical issues raised by this pioneering research, and how are we to reconcile them with the enormous possibilities?"--Jacket
The tree : a natural history of what trees are, how they live, and why they matter by Colin Tudge( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,759 libraries worldwide
Looks at the world of trees, journeying around the world to explore the facts, characteristics, natural history, life cycles, evolution, and environmental impact of trees and forests
The impact of the gene : from Mendel's peas to designer babies by Colin Tudge( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,454 libraries worldwide
"The science of genetics holds the key to an enhanced understanding of the human makeup and allows for new ways of approaching such issues as the prevention of hereditary diseases and the effective conservation of endangered species. But genetic technologies are also instruments of tremendous power, and with this constantly expanding knowledge comes the responsibility of using it wisely. Cloning, genetically engineered crops, the research and results of the Human Genome Project, and the possibility of "designer babies" continue to force challenging choices on society. In The Impact of the Gene Colin Tudge provides new insights into the ethics of modern genetics and raises the question of what criteria we must use with regard to this extraordinary and unprecedented power."--Jacket
The time before history : 5 million years of human impact by Colin Tudge( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,380 libraries worldwide
In this lyrical and engaging exploration, Colin Tudge undertakes an ambitious task: to place the narratives of human and planetary coevolution within the same frame, to expand our perspective on our own history, and to tell the story of the human impact on planet Earth. Our sense of history, the author argues, has become so truncated that it is measured in months and years, occasionally decades, infrequently centuries. The Time Before History is a corrective, a record of the preface to modern life - of the period known as the Plio/Pleistocene, from 5 million years past to the birth of civilization some 10,000 years ago
Last animals at the zoo : how mass extinction can be stopped by Colin Tudge( Book )
28 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
Om de zoologiske havers arbejde med at redde og bevare truede dyrearter
The engineer in the garden : genes and genetics : from the idea of heredity to the creation of life by Colin Tudge( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,175 libraries worldwide
"In The Engineer in the Garden, Colin Tudge leads us through the intricacies of genetic theory - from its earliest classical form, to plant and animal breeding, to cloning and the Human Genome Project. He explains and questions the presumptions and ramifications of every scientific assertion about "advance," including sociobiology, genetic counseling, the creation of novel vaccines, and the possibility of prolonging human life. Cautious but not alarmist, Tudge argues that these scientific advances have far outpaced our thinking about them, and charges us to recognize that since science is part of the social order, scientific literacy is no longer a privilege of but a requirement for citizenship in the global community. Our response to these new technologies must necessarily involve our deepest thoughts about democratic principles, economic theory, and the meaning of life." "A lucid and engaging overview of what we have learned thus far, The Engineer in the Garden is also a passionate and provocative work of social criticism."--Jacket
The link : uncovering our earliest ancestor by Colin Tudge( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 994 libraries worldwide
Colin Tudge tells the history of Ida--a perfectly fossilized early primate predating the most famous primate fossil, Lucy, by 44 million years--and her place in the world. At the same time, he explains how Ida opens a stunningly evocative window into our past and changes what we know about primate evolution and, ultimately, our own
The bird : a natural history of who birds are, where they came from, and how they live by Colin Tudge( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
Explains the evolutionary origins and future prospects of the avian class, covering such topics as the first proto-bird-dinosaurs and the differences between birds and mammals, in a guide that also introduces bird taxonomic order
Global ecology by Colin Tudge( Book )
11 editions published in 1991 in English and Italian and held by 713 libraries worldwide
The Environment of life by Kenneth E Maxwell( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Dutch and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Via informatie over het functioneren van de natuur en het optreden van de mens in die natuur wordt zowel een beeld geschetst van het gedrag van dieren en van de ontwikkeling van de aarde als van de bedreigingen die er zijn voor natuur en milieu
The famine business by Colin Tudge( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Food crops for the future : the development of plant resources by Colin Tudge( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
The secret life of trees by Colin Tudge( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 390 libraries worldwide
"From the tallest to the smallest, trees inspire wonder, and in The Secret Life of Trees Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden right round the world, bringing back the stories and facts behind the trees around us: from how they live so long, and how they really work, to how they talk to each other, and why they came to exist in the first place. Full of rich and surprising stories, The Secret Life of Trees will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them."--Jacket
Feeding people is easy by Colin Tudge( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
In Mendel's footnotes : an introduction to the science and technologies of genes and genetics from the Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-Second by Colin Tudge( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Future food : politics, philosophy and recipes for the 21st century by Colin Tudge( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Why genes are not selfish and people are nice : a challenge to the dangerous ideas that dominate our lives by Colin Tudge( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
The modern world is dominated by ideas that are threatening to kill us: that life is one long battle from conception to grave; that all creatures, including human beings, are driven by their selfish DNA; that the universe is just stuff for us to use at will. These ideas are seen to emerge from science and hard nosed philosophy, and become self fulfilling. They have led us to create a world in perpetual strife, unjust and in many ways precarious. This remarkable book by an experienced author and thinker argues there's another way of looking at the world that is just as rooted in modern science, and yet says precisely the opposite: that life is in fact cooperative; that all creatures, including human beings, are basically nice; and that there's more to the 'stuff' of the world than meets the eye. This book is both a powerful call to action to rethink our assumptions, and a message of hope for those who believe we're doomed to self destruction
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Alternative Names
Colin Tudge britischer Wissenschaftsautor und Rundfunkjournalist
Colin Tudge British writer
Colin Tudge Brits journalist
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English (202)
German (7)
Japanese (7)
Dutch (4)
Italian (3)
Spanish (3)
Chinese (1)
Norwegian (1)
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