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Surviving: How Animals Adapt to Their Environments

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Publisher Comments:

A kaleidoscope of magnificent photographs details the astonishing diversity of evolutionary adaptation among animales and plants.

Several million species inhabit the earth, survivors of more than three billion years of evolution. The plants and animals that have avoided extinction have had to adapt to a variety of harsh conditions.

Packed with sumptuous photographs, Surviving presents the most striking examples of these incredible artists of survival, including:

The crab spider, which changes color to hide from its prey.The gecko that clings to a vertical rock with feet that have developed tiny suction cups.Emperor penguins, which work shifts with their mate, cradling their precious egg between their legs to protect it from the bitter Antarctic cold.The Portuguese man of war that drifts harmlessly on the waves until it is attacked, whereupon the sting from its tentacles paralyzes the attacker.

Surviving provides fascinating explanations of how species have adapted to survive the challenges and complexities of an ever-changing ecosystem.

Book News Annotation:

Minelli (zoology, U. of Padua, Italy) and co-author Mannucci (an author and illustrator who writes about natural history) have assembled an eye-catching collection of images. This is an abundantly illustrated large format book--11.5x11.75"--originally published in Italy (Magnus Edizioni, 2008). The bleed-off-the-page full-page or double-page photos are dazzling depictions of animals. These images are accompanied by paragraph-long captions written in a lively style, offering nuggets of information about animal behavior as illustrated in the photos. Text consists of a foreword and then introductions to the sections, which address the themes of hunger, love, attacks, extremes, and change. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A kaleidoscope of magnificent photographs details the astonishing diversity of evolutionary adaptation among animales and plants.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554075201
Author:
Minelle, Alessandro
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Author:
Minelli, Alessandro
Author:
Mannucci, Maria Pia
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Adaptation (biology)
Subject:
Adaptation (physiology)
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
11.50x11.30x.80 in. 3.50 lbs.

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Biology » Evolution
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » World Wildlife
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

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