The Resource Superlative : the biology of extremes, Matthew D. LaPlante

Superlative : the biology of extremes, Matthew D. LaPlante

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Superlative : the biology of extremes
Title
Superlative
Title remainder
the biology of extremes
Statement of responsibility
Matthew D. LaPlante
Title variation
Biology of extremes
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Welcome to the biggest, fastest, deadliest science book you'll ever read. The world's largest land mammal could help us end cancer. The fastest bird is showing us how to solve a century-old engineering mystery. The oldest tree is giving us insights into climate change. The loudest whale is offering clues about the impact of solar storms. For a long time, scientists ignored superlative life forms as outliers. Increasingly, though, researchers are coming to see great value in studying plants and animals that exist on the outermost edges of the bell curve. As it turns out, there's a lot of value in paying close attention to the "oddballs" nature has to offer. Go for a swim with a ghost shark, the slowest-evolving creature known to humankind, which is teaching us new ways to think about immunity. Get to know the axolotl, which has the longest-known genome and may hold the secret to cellular regeneration. Learn about Monorhaphis chuni, the oldest discovered animal, which is providing insights into the connection between our terrestrial and aquatic worlds. Superlative is the story of extreme evolution, and what we can learn from it about ourselves, our planet, and the cosmos. It's a tale of crazy-fast cheetahs and super-strong beetles, of microbacteria and enormous plants, of whip-smart dolphins and killer snakes. This book will inspire you to change the way you think about the world and your relationship to everything in it
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10778246
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LaPlante, Matthew D
Dewey number
591
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portraits
Index
index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Variation (Biology)
  • Animals
  • Biology
  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Plants
  • Microorganisms
  • Evolution
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the biology of extremes
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Superlative : the biology of extremes, Matthew D. LaPlante
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 373 pages
Isbn
9781946885944
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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portrait
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Superlative : the biology of extremes, Matthew D. LaPlante
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 373 pages
Isbn
9781946885944
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
Specific material designation
regular print

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