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Horseshoe crabs and velvet worms : the story of the animals and plants that time has left behind / by Richard Fortey.

Fortey, Richard A., (author.).

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Summary:

Former Natural History Museum (London) paleontologist Fortey gives us the stories of those plants, animals, and other creatures that have survived from Earth's early days--the planet's "true marathon runners."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 595.13 .F738h 2012 (Text) 37814003256055 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/09/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0307263614
  • ISBN: 9780307263612
  • Physical Description: xv, 332 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First United States Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-317) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Old horseshoes -- The search for the velvet worm -- Slimy mounds -- Life in hot water -- An inveterate bunch -- Greenery -- Of fishes and hellbenders -- Heat in the blood -- Islands, ice -- Survivors against the odds.
Summary, etc.:
Former Natural History Museum (London) paleontologist Fortey gives us the stories of those plants, animals, and other creatures that have survived from Earth's early days--the planet's "true marathon runners."
Original Version Note:
Originally published as: Survivors. London : HarperPress, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.
Subject: Arthropoda > Conservation.
Invertebrates > Conservation.
Merostomata > Conservation.
Limulus polyphemus > Conservation.
Worms.
Plant conservation.
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