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Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behaviour

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Filled with quirky details and stunning nature photography, Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behaviour is like Wild Kingdom on steroids. Fish climbing a waterfall? You'll find them in here. Ants with eye stalks? Monkeys that use stone tools? They're all here, waiting to share their stories of survival.
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Publisher Comments:

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.

About the Author

Martha Holmes, producer for the BBC television production of Life, completed her doctorate in marine biology at the University of York. Michael Gunton, executive editor of Life, is a zoologist who received his training at Cambridge University.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520265370
Author:
Martha Holmes and Michael Gunton and Rupert Barrington
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Holmes, Martha
Author:
Morris, Patrick
Author:
Mich&amp
Author:
Gunton, Michael
Author:
Gunton, Mich&amp
Author:
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Author:
Barrington, Rupert
Author:
l Gunton
Author:
Oakes, Ted
Author:
Chapman, Adam
Author:
aelig
Subject:
Animal behavior
Subject:
Adaptation (biology)
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
333 color illustrations, 1 map
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
10.5 x 10 x 1 in 3.11 lb

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Filled with quirky details and stunning nature photography, Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behaviour is like Wild Kingdom on steroids. Fish climbing a waterfall? You'll find them in here. Ants with eye stalks? Monkeys that use stone tools? They're all here, waiting to share their stories of survival.

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