Death on Earth: Adventures in Evolution and Mortality

Death on Earth: Adventures in Evolution and Mortality

by Jules Howard

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472915092
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 827,383
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jules Howard is a zoologist, writer, blogger, and broadcaster. He writes on a host of topics related to zoology and wildlife conservation and appears regularly in BBC Wildlife magazine. Howard is the author of SEX ON EARTH and lives in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART 1: THIS IS A DEAD FROG
Chapter 1: Life and Death in the Universe
Chapter 2: Senescence and What Waits for the Lucky Few
Chapter 3: Fear and Loathing in Birchwood
Chapter 4: Free Radicals and the Secrets Within
Chapter 5: This is a Dead Frog

PART 2: THE EXPERIMENTAL PIG PHASE
Chapter 6: The Circus under the Tent
Chapter 7: Sex and Death: The Contract Killer
Chapter 8: Coffee with the Widow-maker
Chapter 9: Suicide, Snowy Owls and the Executioner Insider
Chapter 10: This is Not a Sheep
Chapter 11: The Grotto Salamander and the Guano
Chapter 12: The Horrid Ground-weaver
Chapter 13: Dark Matters

PART 3: JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE SHITATITE
Chapter 14: Bring out your Dead Ants
Chapter 15: Mourning has Broken
Chapter 16: Who Wants to Live Forever?
Chapter 17: No, this is a Dead Frog

Epilogue: The Meaning of the Loa Loa
Acknowledgements
Index

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giftedteacher1 More than 1 year ago
A very clear and interesting exploration of topics that I'd never thought much about -- or even heard of, like semelparity. I like books like this one, where I go away smarter than when I started it!