The life of mammals their anatomy and physiology by John Zachery Young

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StatementJ.Z. Young, with the assistance of M.J. Hobbs
ContributionsHobbs, M. J.
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Open LibraryOL18320440M

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Published in conjunction with a ten-part television series that will air on the Discovery Channel, The Life of Mammals brings us nose-to-nose with mammals in all of their beauty and immense variety.

Renowned naturalist, writer, and filmmaker David Attenborough treks across every continent and kind of terrain to introduce us to such unusual and evolutionarily successful creatures as the Patagonian opossum, the Canadian pygmy shrew, the Alpine marmot Cited by: 6.

In the very short period of million years - a mere blink in evolutionary time - the first mammals have arrived at world dominance. Of marsupials, mice and men. Evolution, and Sir David Attenborough's year sequence of books and BBC television 'Life' films, have culminated in the mammals and the explosion of awareness and intelligence.

In the very short period of million years - a mere blink in /5. Published in conjunction with a ten-part television series that will air on the Discovery Channel, The Life of Mammals brings us nose-to-nose with mammals in all of their beauty and immense variety.

Renowned naturalist, writer, and filmmaker David Attenborough treks across every continent and kind of terrain to introduce us to such unusual and /5(3). The Life of Mammals brings us nose-to-nose with mammals in all of their beauty and immense variety.

Renowned naturalist, writer, and filmmaker David Attenborough treks across every continent and kind of terrain to introduce us to such unusual and evolutionarily successful creatures as the Patagonian opossum, the Canadian pygmy shrew, the Alpine Price Range: £ - £   Published in conjunction with a ten-part television series that will air on the Discovery Channel, The Life of Mammals brings us nose-to-nose with mammals in all of their beauty and immense variety.

Renowned naturalist, writer, and filmmaker David Attenborough treks across every continent and kind of terrain to introduce us to such unusual and. Life in the sea underwent striking evolution reflecting global climate change, including the emergence of such creatures as giant sharks, seals, sea lions, dolphins, and whales.

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The Life Of Mammals Item Preview remove-circle I think this book is an excellent introduction to anyone wanting to understand anatomy through evolution. In some places it is a bit dated: the time this book was written the electroreceptor. The Life of Mammals: Attenborough, David: Books - Skip to main Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime The life of mammals book.

Books Go Search Hello Select your address /5(67). The Life of Mammals will make a perfect gift for anyone from the age of about 10 upwards and hopefully a whole new generation will know what a kinkajou, cacomistle or a uakiri are.

The only quibble is there's no further-reading list to fuel new enthusiasms lit up by this excellent book. --Douglas Palmer/5(72). David Attenborough looks at why mammals are the most successful creatures on the planet. Here he visits Australia and South America to study the lives of marsupials and then moves on to mammals such as humans, who develop their young in wombs rather than pouches.

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Mammals are the most complex and diverse group of animals to ever live on Earth. The Life of Mammals surveys this group, from the tiny pygmy shrew to the enormous blue whale.

As each group of animals started to specialise in feeding in a particular way, so their bodies changed to enable their survival. And that in turn lead them to modify their whole way of life.4/5(3). Editorial Reviews.

On the heels of the critically lauded Blue Planet: Seas of Life and The Life of Birds, Sir David Attenborough turns his attention to the broad diversity of mammalian life. The lavish production (filmed for $12 million, a BBC record) examines the vast 4,species spectrum, from the smallest (two-inch pygmy shrew) to the largest (blue whale), traveling around the globe to /5(4).

Popular Mammals Books Showing of 1, National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals (Paperback) by. National Audubon Society (shelved 5 times as mammals) Never Cry Wolf: The Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves (Paperback) by. Farley Mowat. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: David Attenborough recounts the story of species that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth: the mouse-sized Pioneers who lived alongside the dinosaurs; the Insect Eaters; the tool-using Root Raiders and Seed Stealers; and the Leaf Eaters.

The Life of Mammals - 10 - Food for 4 download M Madagascar () - S01e01 - Island Of Marvels (P Bluray X).mp4 download. Over the past half a century research has revealed that marsupials – far from being ‘second class’ mammals – have adaptations for particular ways of life quite equal to their placental counterparts.

Despite long separate evolution, there are extraordinary similarities in which marsupials have solved the challenges of living in such environments as deserts, alpine snowfields or tropical Written: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Matthews, L.

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[book review]. The Life of Mammals by Sir David Attenborough,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). The Life of Mammals is the companion book to the David Attenborough series with the same name. As with all of the "Life of" programs and books, this one is top-notch.

Like all the companion books, there are ten chapters coinciding with the ten programs all bearing the same name. With this book however there is a slight difference/5. Contains a table of contents, words are highlighted in bold throughout the book (which are then defined in the glossary), a list of mammal facts, related books, a list of websites referencing mammals, and an index.I would definitely recommend this book to an elementary or middle school library (exceptional education and/or lower level readers).

This book covers the biology of all marsupial families and how they have evolved. The author's original text, also called Life of Marsupials published inwas the first student textbook on marsupials. In this completely re-written edition, he brings a lifetime's experience and masterly insights into the lives of these fascinating mammals.

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From learning about the navigation methods of bats and the special habits of meat eaters to understanding the natural history of water mammals, this book provides a focus which contrasts environments and evolutionary processes, and makes for 5/5(1).

the life of mammals David Attenborough From the under-snow tunnels of Arctic lemmings to the egg nests of the bizarre Australian echidna, from the Pacific waters inhabited by sea otters and whales to the subways of major cities, this extraordinary volume brings us into the homes and lives of some of the earth's most fascinating animals.

All episodes of The Life of Mammals. Life in the Trees. 8 / 10 David Attenborough studies tree dwellers, mammals which have adapted to a life at height. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Life of Mammals by David Attenborough (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. The Life of Mammals. The Life of Mammals is a BBC nature documentary series presented by David Attenborough, exploring the evolution and habits of the various mammal species.

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Binding is in good condition. A small amount of highlighting in the pages. All pages are intact. No tears or dog-eared pages. Really excellent for a book over 40 years old. A rare find. Very Good Condition. The Life of Mammals by J.Z. Young - second edition - hardback, published in by Oxford Press University Press, Great Britain.

With David Attenborough. David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves/10(8).

The Life of Mammals is a nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 20 November Contents. Background; Production; Themes; Episodes; DVD and book; References; External links; A study of the evolution and habits of the various mammal species, it was the fourth of Attenborough's specialised surveys following his major.

As well as the course text, you will be using The Life of Mammals book (LoM) and related The Life of Mammals DVDs, as described in the introduction to this course.

Before you go any further, watch 'The Insect Hunters' on the DVD and read LoM Chapter 2. The Life of Mammals S01 - Ep05 Meat Eaters - Part 01 HD Stream Watch The Life of Mammals S01 - Ep05 Meat Eaters - Part 01 Online Watch The Life of Mammals S01 - Ep05 Meat Eaters - Part 01 Online Stream.

The accompanying book, The Life of Mammals by David Attenborough (ISBN ), was published by BBC Books on 17 October Both DVD and book have been translated to other languages. The Dutch version of the DVD produced by Evangelische Omroep removed all references to (amongst others) evolution, fossils, and continental drift.

A new film offers a glimpse into the Cenozoic ascension of mammals We live in the Age of Mammals, yet warm-blooded beasts are still overshadowed by dinosaurs.

Even when considering the last great shake-up to life’s story, when an enormous asteroid triggered a mass extinction that decimated dinosaurs and gave mammals a shot at terrestrial. Title: The Life of Mammals Author: David Attenborough Get This now: Synopsis: Of marsupials, mice and m.

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Sign in to like videos, comment, and subscribe. Sign in. Watch Queue Queue.As well as the course text, you will be using The Life of Mammals book (LoM) and related The Life of Mammals DVDs, as described in the introduction to this course.

Before you go any further, watch 'Life in the Trees' on the DVD and read LoM Chapter 8. Unless stated otherwise, all the page references you encounter in this course will be to LoM.DK Eyewitness Books: Mammal is the "minor league" version the National Geographic book discussed above.

It is just as informative and visually appealing as that other volume, but much slimmer (around 70 pages) and more like a broad overview of mammal characteristics in general, with much less emphasis on species-specific information.

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