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The Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Life

The Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Life

A unique one-volume encyclopedia looking at the natural world through lifespans

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ISBN 9780753433720
Barcode 9780753433720
Published 1 October 2012 by Kingfisher Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Unabridged edition
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Author(s) By Banes, Graham L.
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ISBN-13 9780753433720
ISBN-10 0753433729
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Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Kingfisher Books Ltd
Imprint Kingfisher Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 October 2012
International Publication Date 5 July 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Banes, Graham L.
Category Natural History, Dinosaurs & Pets
General Encyclopedias
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 221mm
Height: 283mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 926g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 570.3
Catalogue Code 267072

Description of this Book

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. The approach taken is one of objective wonder from astonishment that the mayfly lives its full life in less time than it takes to read this book, to the awe inspired by trees over a thousand years old and colonies of simple life forms that have existed since before recorded time. At the heart of the book is the human story: a section looks at human life expectancy today and historically.

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Author's Bio

Graham L. Banes has a BSc in zoology from the University of Aberdeen. As well as writing and studying for his PhD in Cambridge, he currently spends up to six months a year in Indonesia, conducting molecular and ecological studies of orang-utans. Author residence Cambridge and Essex

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