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Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behaviour / Edition 1

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by Martha Holmes, Michael Gunton, Rupert Barrington, Adam Chapman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520265378

ISBN-13: 9780520265370

Pub. Date: 03/01/2010

Publisher: University of California Press

Life, the spectacular 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

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Life, the spectacular 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520265370
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
778,940
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Location map

1 Extraordinary sea creatures

2 Fabulous fish

3 Irrepressible plants

4
Insect ingenuity

5 Frogs, serpents and dragons

6 Brilliant birds

7 Winning mammals

8 Hot-blooded hunters

9
Intellectual primates


Index

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Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behaviour 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We bought this book for our 4-year old son because he loves the TV series. We read it almost every night. It started with just looking at the fascinating pictures, but now he has us read the information to him as well. I love that our four year old is so interested in the world around him. Thanks BBC & Discovery Channel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago