The Story of the World in 100 Species

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 11 Feb 2016
In this epic book, Christopher Lloyd leads us on an extraordinary journey, from the birth of life to the present day, as he attempts to explain, in a jargon-free way, the phenomena that we call 'life on Earth'. Lloyd starts off on the early Earth, 'before man', when loose strands of genetic code swarmed over the planet, and moves on to explore the creatures that evolved in the murky deep and crept up on the shore to become pioneers of life on land. He then investigates the world 'after man' and how the co-evolution of humans and a range of other key species has transformed the planet over the last 12,000 years. In the process, he identifies the hundred most influential species that have ever lived, with candidates as diverse as slime, sea scorpions, dragonflies, potatoes, ants, tulips, sheep and grapes. Finally, the species are ranked into a table of influence to reveal those that have most changed life on Earth. This beautifully illustrated, wide-ranging book provides an entertaining and eye-opening insight into the story of our world, mankind's place in nature, and our pivotal relationship with the Earth itself: past, present and future.
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ISBN-13: 9781408876381
ISBN-10: 1408876388
Pagini: 416
Ilustrații: Colour photography and illustration throughout
Dimensiuni: 189 x 246 x 35 mm
Greutate: 1.18 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Publishing
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Perfect for the popular science market, and for fans of Bill Bryson, A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor and Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Notă biografică

Christopher Lloyd read history at Cambridge, where he graduated with a double-first, before becoming technology correspondent for the Sunday Times. In 1994 he won the Texaco award for the Science Journalist of the Year. After leaving journalism, he ran a number of internet and educational publishing businesses. In 2006 he decided to home-school his two daughters, and the inspiration to write his first book, What On Earth Happened?, published in 2008, came during a four-month tour of Europe with his / @wallbook