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A Perfect Planet

A Perfect Planet (Hardback)

By Cordey, Huw
Foreword by Fothergill, Alastair

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Accompanying a major 5-part BBC series presented by David Attenborough and produced by the team behind Planet Earth and Blue Planet, Perfect Planet is an exploration of the unique conditions that make life on earth possible, and how our wildlife is perfectly adapted to its enviro...nment. There is no place like home. The conditions of Earth are not just good for life, they are perfect. Everything about our planet - its size, its distance from the Sun, its spin and tilt, its moon - is perfectly suited to our existence, and our planet's forces serve to nurture its spectacular biodiversity. Perfect Planet shows in stunning detail how Earth has always been more than the sum of its parts. Unlike any other astronomical body, it is a living world. Focusing on four key natural forces - global weather systems distributing fresh water to all corners; marine currents delivering nutrients to the deepest reaches of the ocean; solar energy warming and electrifying everything it touches; and volcanic activity fertilizing the earth's surface - Huw Cordrey reveals to us new levels of this living world, a place populated with astonishing characters living remarkable lives. From Arctic wolves prowling moonlit landscapes or wood frogs, frozen in winter and magically thawing back to life, to flamingos flying thousands of miles to a vast volcanic lake in Africa to breed, we see time and again how animals are perfectly adapted to whatever the environment throws at them. Packed with over 250 full-color images, and including a foreword by David Attenborough and stills from the BBC series' spectacular footage, Perfect Planet is a stunning exploration of life on Earth - life that is increasingly precious and rare.
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ISBN 9781785945298
Released NZ 19 Jan 2021
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781785945298
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint BBC Books
Released 19 Jan 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cordey, Huw
Foreword by Fothergill, Alastair
Category Conservation Of Wildlife & Habitats
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Wild Animals
Number of Pages 324
Dimensions Width: 226mm
Height: 295mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 508
Weight 1,673g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Natural history
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly