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The Resource Life : extraordinary animals, extreme behaviour, Martha Holmes and Mike Gunton ; [with] Rupert Barrington [and others]

Life : extraordinary animals, extreme behaviour, Martha Holmes and Mike Gunton ; [with] Rupert Barrington [and others]

Label
Life : extraordinary animals, extreme behaviour
Title
Life
Title remainder
extraordinary animals, extreme behaviour
Statement of responsibility
Martha Holmes and Mike Gunton ; [with] Rupert Barrington [and others]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Life, the 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Martha
Dewey number
578.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL751
LC item number
.H595 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gunton, Mike
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal behavior
  • Adaptation (Biology)
Label
Life : extraordinary animals, extreme behaviour, Martha Holmes and Mike Gunton ; [with] Rupert Barrington [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Published in 2009 by BBC Books, an imprint of Ebury Publishing"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Extraordinary sea creatures -- Fabulous fish -- Irrepressible plants -- Insect ingenuity -- Frogs, serpents, and dragons -- Brilliant birds -- Winning animals -- Hot-blooded hunters -- Intellectual primates
Control code
429816902
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st University of California Press ed.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780520265370
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009031158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)429816902
Label
Life : extraordinary animals, extreme behaviour, Martha Holmes and Mike Gunton ; [with] Rupert Barrington [and others]
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Published in 2009 by BBC Books, an imprint of Ebury Publishing"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Extraordinary sea creatures -- Fabulous fish -- Irrepressible plants -- Insect ingenuity -- Frogs, serpents, and dragons -- Brilliant birds -- Winning animals -- Hot-blooded hunters -- Intellectual primates
Control code
429816902
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st University of California Press ed.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780520265370
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009031158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)429816902

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