The Kingfisher encyclopedia of life : minutes, months, millennia - how long is a life on earth? / by Graham L. Banes.
By: Banes, Graham L.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Kingfisher, 2012Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780753433720 (hbk.); 0753433729 (hbk.).Other title: Life.Subject(s): Natural history -- Encyclopaedias, Juvenile | Natural history -- Encyclopaedias, Children's -- Juvenile literature | Life spans (Biology) -- Juvenile literature | Natural history -- Juvenile literature | Lifestyles -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Children's nonfiction.DDC classification: 508'.03
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
This unique book is organised as a timeline spanning over 30,000 years. The approach taken is one of objective wonder-from astonishment that the mayfly can enjoy a full life in less time than it takes to read this book, to the awe that is inspired by trees over a thousand years old and colonies of simple life forms which have existed since before recorded time. At the heart of the book is the human story: a central section looks at life expectancy among the human population today and historically through time, examining the many and varied factors that influence longevity.
This unique book is a treasure-trove of information about the natural world, presented in a truly original and attention-grabbing way. Instead of being arranged in the usual categories - plants, fungi, invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals - species are arranged by how long they live.
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