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Lost Animals: The story of extinct, endangered and rediscovered species

Lost Animals: The story of extinct, endangered and rediscovered species (Hardback)

By Whitfield, John

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Documenting the species that have emerged, disappeared and been reborn over the millennia since the Cambrian Explosion, Lost Animals is the story of life on Earth. Over 520 million years ago, all the major animal groups - molluscs, worms, crustaceans, vertebrates - appear in the ...fossil record in what is, geologically speaking, the blink of an eye. As well as the animals we're familiar with today, evolution also experimented with now-obsolete body forms. Once, the world was a blank slate, but as this slate filled up, some lines were erased while others carried on to this day. Beautifully illustrated with artist's interpretations, photographs of fossils and excavations and scientific drawings, Lost Animals brings back to life some of the most charismatic creatures to inhabit the planet, as well as those representing an important link or leap in evolutionary terms. Zoologist Dr John Whitfield discusses those species we have lost, are only just discovering and those thought extinct until rediscovered, and the attempts to conserve and resurrect others.
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ISBN 9781787394506
Released NZ 18 Nov 2020
Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781787394506
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
Imprint Welbeck Publishing Group
Released 18 Nov 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Whitfield, John
Category Popular Science
Zoology & Animal Sciences
Endangered Species & Extinction Of Species
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 245mm
Height: 283mm
Dewey Code 591.38
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Evolution Biology, Animals
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text General/trade