Ten Million Aliens
A Journey Through the Entire Animal KingdomeBook - 2015
This fascinating scientific foray into the animal kingdom examines how the world's creatures. weird, wonderful, and everything in between&́#x1b;p0b4sare inextricably linked.Life on planet earth is not weirder than we imagine. It&́#x1b;p0b9ss weirder than we are capable of imagining. And we&́#x1b;p0b9sre all in it together: humans, blue whales, rats, birds of paradise, beetles, mollusks the size of buses, gladiator slugs, bdelloid rotifers that haven&́#x1b;p0b9st had sex for millions of years, and water bears creatures that can be boiled, frozen, and fired off into space without dying. We are all part of the animal kingdom, appearing in what Darwin called b-sendless forms most beautiful and most wonderful.&́#x1b;p0b+ sIn 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. Fascinating, entertaining, and perfect for Discovery Channel enthusiasts, Ten Million Aliens will open your eyes to the real marvels of the planet we live on.
Publisher: New York, NY : Marble Arch Press, 2015
Edition: First Marble Arch Press hardcover edition
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations
Alternative Title: 10 million aliens