The Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Life, Hardback

The Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Life Hardback



This unique book is a treasure-trove of information about the natural world, presented in a truly original and attention-grabbing way.

Instead of being arranged in the usual categories -- plants, fungi, invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals -- species are arranged by how long they live.

The approach taken is one of objective wonder -- from astonishment that the mayfly lives its full life in less time than it takes to read this book, to the awe inspired by trees over a thousand years old and colonies of simple life forms that have existed since before recorded time.

At the heart of the book is the human story: a section looks at human life expectancy today and historically.




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