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Author: Martha Holmes,Michael Gunton,Rupert Barrington,Adam Chapman,Patrick Morris,Ted Oakes
ISBN: 0520265378
Pages: 312 pages
Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (March 1, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Biological Sciences
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e-Book Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behaviour epub download

by Martha Holmes,Michael Gunton,Rupert Barrington,Adam Chapman,Patrick Morris,Ted Oakes



by Martha Holmes (Author), Michael Gunton (Author), Rupert Barrington (Contributor), Adam Chapman (Contributor), Patrick . Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behavior is one of only a handful of coffee-table books that I have ever enjoyed

by Martha Holmes (Author), Michael Gunton (Author), Rupert Barrington (Contributor), Adam Chapman (Contributor), Patrick Morris (Contributor), Ted Oakes (Contributor) & 3 more. ISBN-13: 978-0520265370. Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behavior is one of only a handful of coffee-table books that I have ever enjoyed. I have found few books that strike the right balance between quality photographs and readability; Life does that beautifully. As anyone who has seen the BBC documentary Life (narrated by David Attenborough) can attest, the imagery is stunning, and that holds true in the book.

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Along the way it tries to capture some extremely extraordinary behaviours

Along the way it tries to capture some extremely extraordinary behaviours. If you are from wildlife background then much of it might be known. Still it's worth going over the photographs.

By Martha Holmes, Michael Gunton, Rupert Barring-ton, Adam Chapman, Patrick Morris, and Ted Oakes. It provides extensive information about how animal behaviors solve problems of survival and reproduction within an animal’s natural world

By Martha Holmes, Michael Gunton, Rupert Barring-ton, Adam Chapman, Patrick Morris, and Ted Oakes. ISBN: 978-0-520-26537-0. It provides extensive information about how animal behaviors solve problems of survival and reproduction within an animal’s natural world. But it is also an invitation to its readers by offering a scintillating introduction to the world of animals, an introduction that could serve as a trigger to a lifelong passion for the study of life in students, and a renewed appreciation for life science in scientists. The volume is organized into nine chapters.

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Martha Holmes, Michael Gunton, Rupert Barrington. Life", the spectacular companion volume to the new Discovery Channel/BBC series, tells a majestic and compelling story of survival and of the amazing behaviors animals and plants adopt to stay alive and pass their genes to a new generation. Beautifully written and illustrated with more than 300 high-definition color photographs, "Life" focuses on the most exciting examples of the millions of species to demonstrate the harrowing and very different challenges that all living things must overcome to prevail and to procreate.

Martha Holmes, producer for the BBC television production of Life, completed her doctorate in marine biology at the University of York. Библиографические данные. Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behaviour. Martha Holmes, Michael Gunton.

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Published in 2009 by BBC Books, an imprint of Ebury Publishing" . All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Life : extraordinary animals, extreme behaviour, Martha Holmes and Mike Gunton ; Rupert Barrington. Personal Name: Holmes, Martha, 1961-. Rubrics: Animal behavior Adaptation (Biology).

From cold-blooded reptilian killers to the armoured invaders of the insect world, the long-distance migratory birds to predatory mammals and the sociable and intelligent primates, "Life" reveals animal behaviour as never been seen before. By focusing on intimate details of life, the book draws us into a fascinating primal story.

Life, the spectacular companion volume to the new Discovery Channel/BBC series, tells a majestic and compelling story of survival and of the amazing behaviors animals and plants adopt to stay alive and pass their genes to a new generation. Beautifully written and illustrated with more than 300 high-definition color photographs, Life focuses on the most exciting examples of the millions of species to demonstrate the harrowing and very different challenges that all living things must overcome to prevail and to procreate. In 60 concise and captivating vignettes, intriguingly grouped in categories like Extraordinary Sea Creatures, Fabulous Fish, Irrepressible Plants, Hot-blooded Hunters, and Intellectual Primates, the authors provide the most up-to-date science. Each chapter parallels an episode of the television series, making the book a must-have addition to any interested viewer’s library. From the familiar to the rare―polar bears, Japanese snow macaques, monarch butterflies, and fish-catching bats, a mega-roost of 10 million fruit bats in Zambia, capuchin monkeys that use stone tools, marine life beneath and upon the ice of Antarctica, and tiny goby fish that climb Hawaiian waterfalls―this sumptuous volume brims with information and unforgettable images of the spectacular, the dangerous, and the bizarre.
salivan
The number of stars I give the book, depends on how I view its purpose. As a coffeetable book, it is lovely. Beautiful photos abound and a wide diversity of life is covered - including plants, insects, sea life, amphibians, reptiles, birds and various chapters on mammels. Many are of unusual animals most people will not be familiar with. With each is a short (generally 2-3 page) essay providing more information about the interesting animal (or plant). Some are fascinating. Everyone who has looked at it has enjoyed the photos, no matter their age. The text, however, is definetely aimed at adults.

I like to read books cover-to-cover, and for this purpose I would probably give it 3 stars (admittedly many people probably wouldn't buy the book with this objective). For one thing, because it's topic is 'life', a rather broad topic by any stretch (or as it is more covered in this book 'life that has unusual approaches to procreation or fighting/survival') it can't cover anything in depth and each essay is really more a stand-alone piece loosely connected together rather than a single narrative. Also, and this might not sound like a big deal, but if you plan to read it for any length of time believe me it is, the book is very large and very heavy with small font. That makes for fantastic photos as I mentioned above, but there was just no comfortable way to read it for any length of time. The best I was able to come up with was having it on a table and sitting at a desk like a student. Not my favorite way to read for enjoyment!

So, I recommend the book with the caveat that I recommend it to be enjoyed over the long term. Look at the pictures. Read an interesting essay or two and come back to it periodically rather than read through it like a novel.
Yozshugore
World life's collection . Just to ease your eyes or stress.

All devided and explained about, good for Mid to Early Thirties people
Gunos
enjoyed
Kirimath
Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behavior is one of only a handful of coffee-table books that I have ever enjoyed. I have found few books that strike the right balance between quality photographs and readability; Life does that beautifully.

As anyone who has seen the BBC documentary Life (narrated by David Attenborough) [Blu-ray] can attest, the imagery is stunning, and that holds true in the book. Featuring a mix of shots, from "portraits" to action to landscape, they are all amazing. In addition, the print quality is excellent, unlike some other books I've seen.

The book is divided into chapters along the same lines as the DVD. In my opinion, it is the narrative that sets Life apart from other similar books. Incredibly informative, it balances on that delicate line between too simple and overwhelming. Each chapter begins with smaller photos and a few pages of information, often a summary of the narrative from the film, (the version narrated by David Attenborough, not Oprah). Each of the larger photos in the chapter are then accompanied by a short paragraph explaining the who, what, where, and why. Finally, the index is particularly useful in finding specific photos because the organization is based more on behavior than animal type.

Anyone interested in nature, animals, or photography will enjoy this book.
Ishnllador
`Life' is the companion book to the BBC series of the same name and like the series it has amazing images and outstanding facts that will leave you amazed at the diversity and splendour of nature. Covering the same ground as the series this book is broken into various chapters focusing on various animals and habitats. These chapters are Introduction, Location Map, Extraordinary Sea Creatures, Fabulous Fish, Irrepressible Plants, Insect Ingenuity, Frogs, Serpents and Dragons, Brilliant Birds, Winning Mammals, Hot Blooded Hunters and Intellectual Primates. The photography is simply breath taking and make this worth the purchase price alone, before you factor in the informative and clear writing. The BBC makes exceptional nature documentaries and this was no exception and if you were a fan of the series then I can heartily recommend this book and if you have an interest in natural history and haven't yet seen the show then this would still make wonderful reading. Due to it's large hardback format this would make a great coffee table book, but to be honest you could just as easily enjoy this from cover to cover or dip in and out of it as the mood takes you. I can see this being a book I will come back to at various times in the future and will enjoy flicking through the images within it's pages. Stunning and fascinating, what more could you want?

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Undeyn
This volume is full of beautiful photographs and amazing information about some lesser known species and their bizarre behavior and/or characteristics.
Hulbine
Beautiful book