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Fortey, Richard A
Horseshoe crabs and velvet worms : the story of the animals and plants that time has left behind / Richard Fortey
Alternate Title Story of the animals and plants that time has left behind
1st American ed
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QL434 .F67 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Arthropoda -- Conservation
Invertebrates -- Conservation
Limulus polyphemus -- Conservation
Worms
Plant conservation
Physical Description xv, 332 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Note "Originally published as Survivors in Great Britain by HarperPress, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, London", c2011 --T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-317) and index
Contents Old horseshoes -- The search for the velvet worm -- Slimy mounds -- Life in hot water -- An inveterate bunch -- Greenery -- Of fishes and hellbenders -- Heat in the blood -- Islands, ice -- Survivors against the odds
Summary Former Natural History Museum (London) paleontologist Fortey gives us the stories of those plants, animals, and other creatures that have survived from Earth's early days--the planet's "true marathon runners."

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