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The Resource Consider the platypus : evolution through biology's most baffling beasts, Maggie Ryan Sandford ; illustrations by Rodica Prato

Consider the platypus : evolution through biology's most baffling beasts, Maggie Ryan Sandford ; illustrations by Rodica Prato

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Consider the platypus : evolution through biology's most baffling beasts
Title
Consider the platypus
Title remainder
evolution through biology's most baffling beasts
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Ryan Sandford ; illustrations by Rodica Prato
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Consider the Platypus explores the history and features of more than 50 animals to provide insight into our current understanding of evolution. Using Darwin's theory as a springboard, Maggie Ryan Sandford details scientists' initial understanding of the development of creatures and how that has expanded in the wake of genetic sequencing. Surprising, witty, and impeccably researched, Sandford describes each animal's significant features and how these have adapted to its environment, such as the zebra finch's beak shape, which was observed by Charles Darwin and is a cornerstone of his Theory of Evolution. With scientifically accurate but charming art by Rodica Prato, Consider the Platypus showcases species as diverse as the sloth, honey bee, cow, brown kiwi, and lungfish, to name a few, to tackle intimidating concepts is a accessible way." --Amazon
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Sandford, Maggie Ryan
Dewey number
590
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL50
LC item number
.S26 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Prato, Rodica
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  • Animals
  • Evolution (Biology)
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Consider the platypus : evolution through biology's most baffling beasts, Maggie Ryan Sandford ; illustrations by Rodica Prato
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The Loaded Word -- Who you callin' an animal? -- Darwin, darwin, Darwin...! -- The (tree) river of life -- Part 1: Outside in -- Part 2: Song of myself -- Part 3: Hopeless monsters -- Part 4: The secret to eternal life -- Afterword -- Special Thanks -- Index -- About the Author
Control code
on1112221714
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780316418393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1112221714
Label
Consider the platypus : evolution through biology's most baffling beasts, Maggie Ryan Sandford ; illustrations by Rodica Prato
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The Loaded Word -- Who you callin' an animal? -- Darwin, darwin, Darwin...! -- The (tree) river of life -- Part 1: Outside in -- Part 2: Song of myself -- Part 3: Hopeless monsters -- Part 4: The secret to eternal life -- Afterword -- Special Thanks -- Index -- About the Author
Control code
on1112221714
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780316418393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1112221714

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