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Life : extraordinary animals, extreme behaviour

Author: Martha Holmes; Mike Gunton; Rupert Barrington, (Naturalist)
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of California Press edView all editions and formats
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"Life, the companion volume to the new Discovery Channel/BBC series, tells a majestic and compelling story of survival and of the amazing behaviors animals and plants adopt to stay alive and pass their genes to a new generation. Beautifully written and illustrated with more than 300 high-definition color photographs, Life focuses on the most exciting examples of the millions of species to demonstrate the harrowing  Read more...
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Life.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2010
(OCoLC)752398713
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Holmes; Mike Gunton; Rupert Barrington, (Naturalist)
ISBN: 9780520265370 0520265378
OCLC Number: 429816902
Notes: "Published to accompany the television series entitled Life, first broadcast on BBC1 in 2009"--Page 311.
"Published in 2009 by BBC Books, an imprint of Ebury Publishing"--Colophon.
Includes index.
Description: 311 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Extraordinary sea creatures --
Fabulous fish --
Irrepressible plants --
Insect ingenuity --
Frogs, serpents, and dragons --
Brilliant birds --
Winning animals --
Hot-blooded hunters --
Intellectual primates.
Other Titles: Life (Television program)
Responsibility: Martha Holmes and Michael Gunton ; [with] Rupert Barrington [and others].

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"Life, the companion volume to the new Discovery Channel/BBC series, tells a majestic and compelling story of survival and of the amazing behaviors animals and plants adopt to stay alive and pass their genes to a new generation. Beautifully written and illustrated with more than 300 high-definition color photographs, Life focuses on the most exciting examples of the millions of species to demonstrate the harrowing and very different challenges that all living things must overcome to prevail and to procreate." "In 60 concise and captivating vignettes, intriguingly grouped in categories like Extraordinary Sea Creatures, Fabulous Fish, Irrepressible Plants, Hot-blooded Hunters, and Intellectual Primates, the authors provide the most up-to-date science. Each chapter parallels an episode of the television series, making the book a must-have addition to any interested viewer's library. From the familiar to the rare - polar bears, Japanese snow macaques, monarch butterflies, and fish-catching bats, a mega-roost of 10 million fruit bats in Zambia, capuchin monkeys that use stone tools, marine life beneath and upon the ice of Antarctica, and tiny goby fish that climb Hawaiian waterfalls - this sumptuous volume brims with information and unforgettable images of the spectacular, the dangerous, and the bizarre."--Jacket.

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