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The Resource Nature's giants : the biology and evolution of the world's largest lifeforms, Graeme D. Ruxton ; foreword by Norman Owen-Smith

Nature's giants : the biology and evolution of the world's largest lifeforms, Graeme D. Ruxton ; foreword by Norman Owen-Smith

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Nature's giants : the biology and evolution of the world's largest lifeforms
Title
Nature's giants
Title remainder
the biology and evolution of the world's largest lifeforms
Statement of responsibility
Graeme D. Ruxton ; foreword by Norman Owen-Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
The colossal plants and animals of our world-dinosaurs, whales, and even trees-are a source of unending fascination, and their sheer scale can be truly impressive. Size is integral to the way that organisms experience the world: a puddle that a human being would step over without thinking is an entire world to thousands of microscopic rotifers. But why are creatures the size that they are? Why aren't bugs the size of elephants, or whales the size of goldfish? In this lavishly illustrated new book, biologist Graeme Ruxton explains how and why nature's giants came to be so big-for example, how decreased oxygen levels limited the size of insects and how island isolation allowed small-bodied animals to evolve larger body sizes. Through a diverse array of examples, from huge butterflies to giant squid, Ruxton explores the physics, biology, and evolutionary drivers behind organism size, showing what it's like to live large
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YDX
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Ruxton, Graeme D
Dewey number
591.4/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL799
LC item number
.R89 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Owen-Smith, R. Norman
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Label
Nature's giants : the biology and evolution of the world's largest lifeforms, Graeme D. Ruxton ; foreword by Norman Owen-Smith
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Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
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Contents
Foreword by Norman Owen-Smith -- Introduction -- 1. Life on a large scale -- 2. Dinosaurs -- 3. Massive mammals -- 4. Giants of the deep -- 5. Giants of the skies -- 6. Giant insects -- 7. Immense invertebrates -- 8. Record reptiles and amphibians -- 9. Green giants
Control code
on1046462480
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780300239881
Lccn
2018962449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1046462480
Label
Nature's giants : the biology and evolution of the world's largest lifeforms, Graeme D. Ruxton ; foreword by Norman Owen-Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Norman Owen-Smith -- Introduction -- 1. Life on a large scale -- 2. Dinosaurs -- 3. Massive mammals -- 4. Giants of the deep -- 5. Giants of the skies -- 6. Giant insects -- 7. Immense invertebrates -- 8. Record reptiles and amphibians -- 9. Green giants
Control code
on1046462480
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780300239881
Lccn
2018962449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1046462480

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