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The Resource Animal Earth : the amazing diversity of living creatures, Ross Piper

Animal Earth : the amazing diversity of living creatures, Ross Piper

Label
Animal Earth : the amazing diversity of living creatures
Title
Animal Earth
Title remainder
the amazing diversity of living creatures
Statement of responsibility
Ross Piper
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What most think of as the animal kingdom--from elephants to amphibians--in fact accounts for only a tiny portion of the tens of millions of species that scientists speculate inhabit planet Earth. Animal Earth is an unbiased tour of this still largely undiscovered world, illuminating the bizarre appearances and hidden lives of the creatures that share our planet, but which we've rarely, if ever, seen. What is perhaps more surprising is that this bewildering range of animal species can be traced to a small number of lineages, sharing a common body plan and evolutionary history. Animal Earth not only provides an evenhanded summary of each but also reflects the latest research on the evolutionary relationships between species. How they all fit in the tree of life is a topic that has been debated for decades, not least because new species are being discovered all the time; some lesser-known lineages, such as the Chaetognatha (arrow worms) and Xenoturbellida (strange worms) continue to defy classification. Given our technological achievements, humans are in a uniquely privileged position to protect animal diversity. As Ross Piper makes clear, each species is an integral component of the ecosystem we live in, and we protect animal diversity not only for its own sake but to maintain the natural systems that keep us alive"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piper, Ross
Dewey number
590
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL49
LC item number
.P568 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Animal diversity
  • Zoology
  • Animal diversity
  • Animals
  • Zoology
Label
Animal Earth : the amazing diversity of living creatures, Ross Piper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780500291658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
1386405
System control number
  • qbo01386405
  • (OCoLC)899702134
Label
Animal Earth : the amazing diversity of living creatures, Ross Piper
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780500291658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
1386405
System control number
  • qbo01386405
  • (OCoLC)899702134

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