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Ten million aliens : a journey through the entire animal kingdom, Simon Barnes

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Ten million aliens : a journey through the entire animal kingdom
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Ten million aliens
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a journey through the entire animal kingdom
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Simon Barnes
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10 million aliens
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eng
Summary
Life on Planet Earth is not weirder than we imagine. It's weirder than we are capable of imagining. And we're all in it together: humans, blue whales, rats, birds of paradise, ridiculous numbers of beetles, molluscs the size of a bus, the sexual gladiators of slugs, bdelloid rotifers who haven't had sex for millions of years and creatures called water bears: you can boil them, freeze them and fire them off into space without killing them. We're all part of the animal kingdom, appearing in what Darwin called "endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful." In this breathtakingly audacious book, Simon Barnes has brought us all together, seeking not what separates us but what unites us. He takes us white water rafting through the entire animal kingdom in a book that brings in deep layers of arcane knowledge, the works of Darwin and James Joyce, Barnes's own don't-try-this-at-home adventures in the wild, David Attenborough and Sherlock Holmes. Ten Million Aliens opens your eyes to the real marvels of the planet we live on
Summary
This fascinating scientific foray into the animal kingdom examines how the world’s creatures—weird, wonderful, and everything in between—are inextricably linked. Life on planet earth is not weirder than we imagine. It’s weirder than we are capable of imagining. And we’re all in it together: humans, blue whales, rats, birds of paradise, beetles, mollusks the size of buses, gladiator slugs, bdelloid rotifers that haven’t had sex for millions of years, and water bears—creatures that can be boiled, frozen, and fired off into space without dying. We’re all part of the animal kingdom, appearing in what Darwin called “endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful.” In this audacious book, Simon Barnes brings together all of the world’s creatures, seeking not what sets them all apart but what unites all. He explores arcane knowledge from the works of Darwin to James Joyce and David Attenborough to Sherlock Holmes, in addition to telling his own wild, don’t-try-this-at-home adventures in humorous and compulsively readable prose
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Barnes, Simon
Dewey number
590
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Animals
  • Evolution (Biology)
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adult
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a journey through the entire animal kingdom
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Ten million aliens : a journey through the entire animal kingdom, Simon Barnes
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Publication
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  • "February 2015"--Title page verso
  • Originally published: London : Short Books, 2014
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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ocn902872720
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24 cm
Edition
First Marble Arch Press hardcover edition.
Extent
480 pages
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9781476730356
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(hardcover)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)902872720
Label
Ten million aliens : a journey through the entire animal kingdom, Simon Barnes
Publication
Note
  • "February 2015"--Title page verso
  • Originally published: London : Short Books, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn902872720
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Marble Arch Press hardcover edition.
Extent
480 pages
Isbn
9781476730356
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902872720

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