Un libro in lingua di Martha Holmes Michael Gunton Rupert Barrington Adam Chapman Patrick Morris Ted Oakes edito da Univ of California Pr, 2010

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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 to pass their genes through a new generation. Beautifully written and illustrated with more than 300 high definition color photographs, Life focuses on the most exciting examples out 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-polar bears, Japanese snow macaques, monarch butterflies, and fish-catching bats-to the rare-a mega-roost of 10 million fruit bats in Zambia, the use of stone tools by capuchin monkeys, marine life beneath and upon the ice of Antarctica, and tiny goby fish that climb a Hawaiian waterfall-this sumptuous volume brims with information and unforgettable images of the spectacular, the dangerous, and the bizarre.

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