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Nature: The Other Earthlings

Shreeve, James

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ISBN 10: 0025349201 / ISBN 13: 9780025349209
Published by Macmillan Pub Co, 1987
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0025349201 Shreeve, James. Nature: The Other Earthlings, Companion to the PBS Television Series. New York City: Macmillan , c1987. 288pp. Indexed. Illustrated. 4to. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good. Light rubbing to extremities. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. Slight shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # USHRNAT00TN

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Title: Nature: The Other Earthlings

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Looks at black bears, polar bears, tigers, kangaroos, elephants, gorillas, and wolves, and describes each animals place in the ecology

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Everybody who enjoyed the Nature series on public television will find this companion volume equally interesting and informative. The narrative moves smoothly from the Arctic to Australia, from the rain forests of the tropics to the open savannah of temperate lands. Shreeve, of the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Mass., introduces us to selected groups of animals and shows how they have adapted to their environments. We meet polar bears, tigers, elephants, gorillas, wolves and some of the smaller creatures that share their respective habitats. One of the most successful earthlings, says Shreeve, is the fig tree; it shelters up to 32 species of birds and mammals, and they, in turn, take care of seed dispersal and pollination. Perhaps the high point of this nature study is the section on the marsupials and monotremes of Australiakangaroo, koala, echidna, platypus. We learn, for instance, that a nursing kangaroo mother produces two grades of milk for offspring of different ages. There is a discussion of the relative merits in terms of the "reproductive value" of mammals and marsupials. Lavishly illustrated, this book will appeal to zoo visitors and animal lovers alike.
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