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The Resource I, mammal : the story of what makes us mammals, Liam Drew

I, mammal : the story of what makes us mammals, Liam Drew

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I, mammal : the story of what makes us mammals
Title
I, mammal
Title remainder
the story of what makes us mammals
Statement of responsibility
Liam Drew
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Humans are mammals. Most of us appreciate that at some level. But what does it mean for us to have more in common with a horse and an elephant than we do with a parrot, snake or frog? After a misdirected football left new father Liam Drew clutching a uniquely mammalian part of his anatomy, he decided to find out more. Considering himself as a mammal first and a human second, Liam delves into ancient biological history to understand what it means to be mammalian. In his humorous and engaging style, Liam explores the different characteristics that distinguish mammals from other types of animals. He charts the evolution of milk, warm blood and burgeoning brains, and examines the emergence of sophisticated teeth, exquisite ears, and elaborate reproductive biology, plus a host of other mammalian innovations. Entwined are tales of zoological peculiarities and reflections on how being a mammal has shaped the author's life. I, Mammal is a history of mammals and their ancestors and of how science came to grasp mammalian evolution. And in celebrating our mammalian-ness, Liam Drew binds us a little more tightly to the five and a half thousand other species of mammal on this planet and reveals the deep roots of many traits humans hold dear"--Back cover
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Summary
A freelance writer and former neurobiologist examines the biology, evolution and traits of humans and explores the anatomical and physiological attributes that make us mammals and that ultimately separate us from other members of the same scientific class designation
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10618759
Cataloging source
PNX
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Drew, Liam
Dewey number
599
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QL703
  • QL739.2
LC item number
  • .D74 2017
  • .D74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Bloomsbury sigma series
Series volume
Book Twenty-nine
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  • Mammals
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Developmental biology
  • Mammals
  • Human evolution
  • Mammals
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Developmental biology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Human evolution
  • Mammals
  • Mammals
  • Mammals
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of what makes us mammals
Label
I, mammal : the story of what makes us mammals, Liam Drew
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: My family and other mammals -- The descent of man('s gonads) -- Life on the edge of mammaldom -- Y, I'm male -- The mammalian birds and bees -- The next generation -- Afterbirth before birth -- The milky way -- Kids, behave! -- Bones, teeth, genes, and trees -- It's getting hot in here, put your coat on -- Scents and sensibility -- A multilayered brain teaser -- This mammalian life
Control code
on1017989662
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781472922892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1017989662
Label
I, mammal : the story of what makes us mammals, Liam Drew
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: My family and other mammals -- The descent of man('s gonads) -- Life on the edge of mammaldom -- Y, I'm male -- The mammalian birds and bees -- The next generation -- Afterbirth before birth -- The milky way -- Kids, behave! -- Bones, teeth, genes, and trees -- It's getting hot in here, put your coat on -- Scents and sensibility -- A multilayered brain teaser -- This mammalian life
Control code
on1017989662
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781472922892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1017989662

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