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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: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 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
Contents:
Includes index.
Summary: 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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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.

Includes index.

Includes index.

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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