Civilization And The Limpet

Author: Martin Wells
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Category: Popular Science, Marine Biology, Molluscs, Wildlife: Aquatic Creatures
Book Format: Paperback

In the spirit of Lewis Thomass Lives of a Cell or the many works of Stephen Jay Gould, zoologist Martin Wells takes us on a journey to explore the wonders of marine life.. Written during a long sea voyage from England through the Mediterranean, Civilization and the Limpet unveils many fascinating phenomena of undersea life. Wells captures with exquisite detail how limpets, like bees, navigate by the stars; how the brainless sea urchin makes a myriad of critical survival decisions every day; how deserted islands teem with an incredible abundance of animal life; and why deep-diving whales never get the bends. Elegant and finely crafted, Civilization and the Limpet will enlighten, amuse, and awe anyone interested in the natural world.

About Martin Wells
Martin Wells is an old hand at marine biology for both work and play. A Reader in the Zoology Department at Cambridge University, Wells has been delighting radio, TV, and live" audiences for decades. He is the author of three academic books on invertebrate physiology, and the trade science book, You and Me and the Animal World.

(BK-9780738201740)

SKU BK-9780738201740
Barcode # 9780738201740
Brand The Perseus Books Group
Artist / Author Martin Wells
Shipping Weight 0.3000kg
Shipping Width 0.137m
Shipping Height 0.015m
Shipping Length 0.209m

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