Here, Between The Covers Of One Capacious Book, Is An Illustrated Summary Of All The Creatures That Have Ever Lived, A Vast Compendium Of Earth S Current And Former Inhabitants In All Their Dazzling And Infinite Diversity Colin Tudge Argues That We Are Entering A New Phase Of Biology In Which, For The First Time, Biologists Are Achieving Profound Insight Into Life S True Diversity And Developing The Tools To Keep Track Of It The Variety Of Life Heralds This New Phase The First Part Of The Book Describes Why Biologists Now Feel That There Could Have Been As Many As 4,000 Billion Species On Earth Since Life Began It Then Discusses The Need For Classification, Beginning With The Most Basic Principles The Strictly Practical Classification Of Fishmongers And Foresters, Who Speak Of Shellfish And Differentiate Hardwood From Softwood And Moves On To Explore The Intriguing Deliberations Of The Modern Transformed Cladists And The Novel Contributions Of Molecular Genetics Part II Describes The Creatures Themselves It Is Divided Into 24 Sections, Each Describing A Different Group, Illustrated By Nearly 50 Double Page Spreads Which Present Genealogical Trees That Summarize The Evolutionary Relationships Between The Creatures In Each Group Some Sections Describe Large, Comprehensive Groups Such As The Kingdoms Of The Animals Or The Plants Others Treat Similar Sub Groups In Detail, Such As The Mammals, A Class, Or The Hominids, A Family In Lively And Accessible Prose, All The Significant Groups Of Creatures Both Alive And Extinct Are Described And Their Relationships Clarified For General Readers And Serious Biologists Alike, The Variety Of Life Offers An Unprecedented Storehouse Of Knowledge Of Life On Earth.
☀ The Variety of Life Author Colin Tudge – Chainnews.us
- 684 pages
- The Variety of Life
- Colin Tudge
- 01 September 2017 Colin Tudge