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Survivors: The Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
by Richard Fortey

The World / Ideas / Culture: General Interest
Natural History: General
Released: 2011-09-01
ISBN: 9780007209866
Hardback 400 pages
Dimensions: 36mm x 240mm x 162mm
Weight: 714g
Condition: BRAND NEW


An awe-inspiring journey through the eons of time and across the globe, in search of visible traces of evolution in living creatures which have survived from earliest times and whose stories speak to us of seminal events in the history of life. 'Reading Richard Fortey is always pure pleasure' BILL BRYSON The history of life on Earth is far older -- and far odder -- than many of us realise. In this book, acclaimed author Richard Fortey traces this history not through fossil records, but in the living stories of organisms that have survived nearly unchanged for hundreds of millions of years and whose existence today affords us tantalising glimpses of landscapes long vanished. For evolution has not obliterated its tracks. Scattered across the globe, strange and marvellous plants and animals have survived virtually unchanged since life first began. They range from humble algal mats dating back almost two billion years to hardy musk oxen, which linger as the last vestiges of Ice Age fauna. Following in Fortey's questing footsteps, Survivors takes us on fascinating journey to these ancient worlds. On a moonlit beach in Delaware where the horseshoe crab shuffles its way through a violent romance, we catch a glimpse of life 450 million years ago, shortly...

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