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The Resource The story of the world in 100 species, Christopher Lloyd ; illustrations by Andy Forshaw

The story of the world in 100 species, Christopher Lloyd ; illustrations by Andy Forshaw

Label
The story of the world in 100 species
Title
The story of the world in 100 species
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Lloyd ; illustrations by Andy Forshaw
Title variation
Story of the world in one hundred species
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Author Christopher Lloyd leads us on an extraordinary journey, from the birth of life to the present day, as he explains, in a jargon-free way, the phenomenon we call “life on Earth.” Lloyd starts with the Earth “before humans,” when loose strands of genetic code swarmed over the planet, and moves on to explore the creatures that evolved in the murky deep and crept up on the shore to become pioneers of life on land. He then investigates the world “after humans” and how the coevolution of humans and a range of other key species has transformed the planet over the last twelve thousand years. In the process, he identifies the hundred most influential species that have ever lived--with candidates as diverse as slime, sea scorpions, dragonflies, potatoes, ants, tulips, sheep, and grapes--and reveals those that have most changed life on Earth
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D
  • D
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The story of the world in 100 species, Christopher Lloyd ; illustrations by Andy Forshaw
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2009 as What on Earth evolved?"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky279318563
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9781408876381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Label
The story of the world in 100 species, Christopher Lloyd ; illustrations by Andy Forshaw
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2009 as What on Earth evolved?"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky279318563
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9781408876381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps

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