Why Elephants Have Big Ears: And Other Riddles from the Natural World / Edition 1

Why Elephants Have Big Ears: And Other Riddles from the Natural World / Edition 1

by Chris Lavers
     
 

Why Elephants Have Big Ears is the result of one man's lifelong quest to understand why the creatures of the earth appear and act as they do. In a wry manner and personal tone, Chris Lavers explores and solves some of nature's most challenging evolutionary mysteries, such as why birds are small and plentiful, why rivers and lakes are dominated by the few

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Overview

Why Elephants Have Big Ears is the result of one man's lifelong quest to understand why the creatures of the earth appear and act as they do. In a wry manner and personal tone, Chris Lavers explores and solves some of nature's most challenging evolutionary mysteries, such as why birds are small and plentiful, why rivers and lakes are dominated by the few remaining large reptiles, why most of the large land-dwellers are mammals, and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312303334
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Lavers is a lecturer at the School of Geography, University of Nottingham, England, from which he holds a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology. His work has been published in numerous journals and magazines, including New Statesman.

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