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The seventy great mysteries of the natural world

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"Never before have we been so aware of the need to understand our planet and the life that lives upon it. Almost daily we read about or experience massive changes in the environment and the natural world around us. But what do we really know about the functioning of the Earth and of life? What do we still have to learn?

Here, over sixty of the world`s most eminent scientists - from France and Germany to Italy and the Netherlands, from the UK and USA to India and Australia - give us privileged insights into their cutting-edge research and findings.

The volume`s seven sections explore the origins of our planet and of life; the inner and outer workings of the Earth; the concept and evidence for evolution; plants and animal behaviour; and the future. We journey from the core the Earth to the top of Mount Everest, from microbes living without oxygen in the deepest oceans to the remarkable ways bees communicate. We investigate the secrets of animal locomotion and migration, the rigours of life in the desert and just how many species there may be in existence.

An extraordinary range of questions is addressed. Were the dinosaurs warm-blooded? Why do mammals rule the world? Which was the largest volcanic eruption ever? How did the eye evolve? Why do we have five fingers and toes? Has there always been ice at the poles? Are humans the only animals with consciousness? Is the largest living thing a whale? a giant redwood or a fungus? And what will happen to climates in the future?

Visually stunning and highly topical, The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World is of the utmost relevance to the future of our species and our planet.

With 368 illustrations, 338 in colour."

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Includes dust-jacket in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Various
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0500251436
ISBN-13:
9780500251430
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

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From the blurb;

"Never before have we been so aware of the need to understand our planet and the life that lives upon it. Almost daily we read about or experience massive changes in the environment and the natural world around us. But what do we really know about the functioning of the Earth and of life? What do we still have to learn?

Here, over sixty of the world`s most eminent scientists - from France and Germany to Italy and the Netherlands, from the UK and USA to India and Australia - give us privileged insights into their cutting-edge research and findings.

The volume`s seven sections explore the origins of our planet and of life; the inner and outer workings of the Earth; the concept and evidence for evolution; plants and animal behaviour; and the future. We journey from the core the Earth to the top of Mount Everest, from microbes living without oxygen in the deepest oceans to the remarkable ways bees communicate. We investigate the secrets of animal locomotion and migration, the rigours of life in the desert and just how many species there may be in existence.

An extraordinary range of questions is addressed. Were the dinosaurs warm-blooded? Why do mammals rule the world? Which was the largest volcanic eruption ever? How did the eye evolve? Why do we have five fingers and toes? Has there always been ice at the poles? Are humans the only animals with consciousness? Is the largest living thing a whale? a giant redwood or a fungus? And what will happen to climates in the future?

Visually stunning and highly topical, The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World is of the utmost relevance to the future of our species and our planet.

With 368 illustrations, 338 in colour."

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Includes dust-jacket in very good condition.

Author(s):
Various
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0500251436
ISBN-13:
9780500251430
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

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