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The Resource Death on Earth : adventures in evolution and mortality, Jules Howard

Death on Earth : adventures in evolution and mortality, Jules Howard

Label
Death on Earth : adventures in evolution and mortality
Title
Death on Earth
Title remainder
adventures in evolution and mortality
Statement of responsibility
Jules Howard
Title variation
Adventures in evolution and mortality
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
POPULAR SCIENCE. As you read these words Planet Earth teems with trillions of life-forms, each going about their own business; eating, reproducing, thriving ...Yet the life of almost every single entity draws nearer and nearer to certain death. Why? Why is death such a universal companion to life on Earth? Why haven't animals evolved to break free of its shackles? In this ground-breaking exploration of death, Jules Howard attempts to shed evolutionary light on this, one of our biggest and most unshakeable taboos. Encountering some of the world's oldest animals, and meeting the scientists attempting to unravel their mysteries, Jules also comes face-to-face with evolution's outliers; the animals that may one day avoid death altogether. Written in his familiar engaging and humorous style, Jules's journey inevitably ends with our own fate: can we ever become immortal? And even if we could, would we really want to?
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howard, Jules
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Bloomsbury Sigma series
Series volume
book twelve
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Death (Biology)
  • Mortality
  • Natural selection
  • Human evolution
Target audience
adult
Label
Death on Earth : adventures in evolution and mortality, Jules Howard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. This is a dead frog. Life and death in the universe ; Senescence and what waits for the lucky few ; Fear and loathing in Birchwood ; Free radicals and the secrets within ; This is a dead frog -- Part 2. The experimental pig phase. The circus under the tent ; Sex and death : the contract killer ; Coffee with the widow-maker ; Suicide, snowy owls and the executioner inside ; This is not a sheep ; The grotto salamander and the guano ; The horrid ground-weaver ; Dark matters -- Part 3. Journey to the end of the shitatite. Bring out your dead ants ; Mourning has broken ; Who wants to live forever? ; No, this is a dead frog -- Epilogue: The meaning of the loa loa
Control code
000057302446
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472915085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026118978
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)918876005
Label
Death on Earth : adventures in evolution and mortality, Jules Howard
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. This is a dead frog. Life and death in the universe ; Senescence and what waits for the lucky few ; Fear and loathing in Birchwood ; Free radicals and the secrets within ; This is a dead frog -- Part 2. The experimental pig phase. The circus under the tent ; Sex and death : the contract killer ; Coffee with the widow-maker ; Suicide, snowy owls and the executioner inside ; This is not a sheep ; The grotto salamander and the guano ; The horrid ground-weaver ; Dark matters -- Part 3. Journey to the end of the shitatite. Bring out your dead ants ; Mourning has broken ; Who wants to live forever? ; No, this is a dead frog -- Epilogue: The meaning of the loa loa
Control code
000057302446
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472915085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026118978
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)918876005

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