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WILLS, CHRISTOPHER - The Darwinian tourist: viewing the world through evolutionary eyes / Christopher Wills

Oxford : Oxford University Press 2010. 1st edition. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust-wrapper. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight. bright. clean and especially sharp-cornered. Physical description; xiii. 345 p.: col. ill.; 26 cm. Notes; Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents; PART ONE: THE LIVING WORLD; PART TWO:THE HUMAN STORY. Summary; In this magnificently illustrated book. Christopher Wills takes us on a series of adventures. From the underwater life of Indonesia's Lambeh Strait to a little valley in northern Israel. to an earthquake in the coral reef off the island of Yap and the dry valleys of western Mongolia. Wills demonstrates how ecology and evolution have interacted to yield the world we live in. Each chapter features a different location and brings out a different and important message. With the author's own stunning photographs of the wildlife he discovered on his travels. he draws out the evolutionary stories behind the wildlife and shows how our understanding of the living world can be deepened by a Darwinian perspective. Wills demonstrates how looking at the world with evolutionary eyes leaves us with a renewed sense of wonder about life's astounding present-day diversity. along with an appreciation of our evolutionary history. Subjects; Evolution (Biology) - Popular works. Ecology - Popular works. Voyages and travels. Evolution (Biology). Ecology. Popular science; Evolution. TRAVEL / Special Interest / Ecotourism. SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution. SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology. Human ecology; Human evolution; Biodiversity conservation. Human beings - Migrations. Wills. Christopher - Travel. Weight in Kg appr.:
EUR 9.95 [Appr.: US$ 11.04 | £UK 9 | JPą 1190] Book number 237154

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