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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

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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
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Animal Earth is an unbiased tour of the animal kingdom in all its staggeringly diversity. Animals that most easily spring to mind the tigers, elephants, eagles and crocodiles, or perhaps amphibians, fish and even humans account for only a tiny proportion of known species. What's more, there are estimated to be many tens of millions still unknown to science. Animal Earth highlights the bizarre appearances, hidden lives and mostly small scale of the creatures we share our planet with. The bewildering number of animal species are all offshoots from a relatively small number of lineages, all sharing a common body plan and evolutionary history. This book provides a broadly equal summary of each of these lineages, and is structured according to the latest research on the evolutionary relationships of the animals. How they all fit on the tree of life is a topic that has been debated for decades, not least because new species are being discovered and described all the time and some lesser-known lineages, such as Chaetognatha (arrow worms) and Xenoturbellida (strange worms) continue to defy classification. As humans, we are in a uniquely privileged position as the only species that can appreciate and marvel at our fellow animals. But, as this book makes plain, we are very far from being above nature we are utterly dependent on it. Every species is an integral component of the ecosystem we live in, and as intelligent beings it is our duty to protect and understand animal diversity not only for its own sake but also to maintain the natural systems that keep us and everything else alive
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AU@
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Piper, Ross
Dewey number
590
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal diversity
  • Animals
  • Zoology
Target audience
general
Label
Animal Earth : the amazing diversity of living creatures, Ross Piper
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780500516966
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • ocn857878765
  • (OCoLC)857878765
Label
Animal Earth : the amazing diversity of living creatures, Ross Piper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780500516966
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • ocn857878765
  • (OCoLC)857878765

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