Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Denis McCarthy's highly engaging account of biogeography shows how two great theories - evolution and plate tectonics - explained the pattern of life on Earth. It is a story of elephant birds and pygmy mammoths, and the gradual acceptance of radical new ideas demonstrating that life and powerful physical forces constantly reshape our planet. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Why do we find polar bears only in the Arctic and penguins only in the Antarctic? Why are marsupials found only in Australia and South America? In a book that Science News called "fascinating and revelatory," Dennis McCarthy tells a story that encompasses two great, insightful theories that together explain the strange patterns of life across the world--evolution and plate tectonics. We find animals and plants where we do because, over time, the continents have moved, separating and uniting in a long, slow dance; because sea levels have risen, cutting off one bit of land from another; because new and barren volcanic islands have risen up from the sea; and because animals and plants vary greatly in their ability to travel, and separation causes the formation of new species. This is the story of how life has responded to, and has in turn altered, the ever-changing Earth. And it includes many fascinating tales--of pygmy mammoths and elephant birds and of radical ideas by bold young scientists.
Über den Autor:
Denis McCarthy is a researcher at the Museum of Natural History at Buffalo.
Buchbeschreibung OUP Oxford, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0006949059
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001199479
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: Like New. First Edition. A nearly new copy, square and tight with no creases or splits. Contents fresh and clean, not showing any pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Thus a tidy book in very presentable condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 085872
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Fair. 0199595666 Paperback book showing modest wear. Occasional text underlining and marginal notes. Binding tight. Purchase of this item will help support the programs and collections of the Johnson County (Kansas) Library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3004980
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Unread copy in very good condition, some shelf wear. Fast, daily dispatch 2-4 days for delivery within UK. International orders may take up to 3-4 weeks. May2017. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000128912
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2011. Softcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 240 p., 11 b/w drawings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers OG01335
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020199595666
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010199595666