The Story of the World in 100 Species

The Story of the World in 100 Species

Book - 2016
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In the retitled paperback edition of his book What on Earth Evolved?, Christopher Lloyd leads us on an extraordinary journey, from the birth of life to the present day, as he explains, in a jargon-free way, the phenomenon we call zlife on Earth.y Lloyd starts with the Earth zbefore humans,y 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 zafter humansy and how the coevolution of humans and a range of other key species has transformed the planet over the last twelve thousand 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--and reveals those that have most changed life on Earth.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2016
ISBN: 9781408876381
1408876388
Characteristics: 415 p. : ill. (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Forshaw, Andy

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