Horseshoe crabs and velvet worms : the story of the animals and plants that time has left behind (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Horseshoe crabs and velvet worms : the story of the animals and plants that time has left behind

Author: Richard A Fortey
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Former Natural History Museum (London) paleontologist Fortey gives us the stories of those plants, animals, and other creatures that have survived from Earth's early days--the planet's "true marathon runners."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Fortey
ISBN: 0307263614 9780307263612
OCLC Number: 745979753
Notes: "Originally published as Survivors in Great Britain by HarperPress, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, London."
Description: xv, 332 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 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.
Other Titles: Survivors
Responsibility: by Richard Fortey.

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Former Natural History Museum (London) paleontologist Fortey gives us the stories of those plants, animals, and other creatures that have survived from Earth's early days--the planet's "true marathon runners."

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