The Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Life: Minutes, Months, Millennia-How Long Is a Life on Earth?

By BANES, Graham L.

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978-0-7534-6891-3
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Kingfisher


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2012  |  Books

Gr 3–6—Aiming to provide an "imaginative introduction to the natural world and the huge array of species that inhabit it," this work is a spectacular success. It focuses on 230 species (considering that 18,000 new ones are discovered each year, we'll give them credit for selecting the most interesting), categorizing them according to lifespan. The chapters start with "Here today…," which includes bacteria that survive for less than an hour, and close with "Time Is on My Side," which mentions champions of longevity such as the Great Barrier Reef, portions of which ar...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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