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Civilization and the Limpet

By: Martin Wells

209 pages, no illustrations

Perseus Running Press

Paperback | Aug 1999 | #101035 | ISBN: 073820174X
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NHBS Price: £8.99 $12/€10 approx
Hardback | Dec 1998 | #89997 | ISBN: 0738200174
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Captures with exquisite detail how limpets, like bees, navigate by the stars; how the brainless sea urchin makes a myriad of critical survival decisions every day; how 'deserted islands' teem with an incredible abundance of animal life; and why deep-diving whales never get the bends. Entertaining and authoritative.
`In this superbly accessible book, Martin Wells reveals twenty-five self contained tide pools for the scientific imagination, teeming with what we understand about life in the ocean - and what we don't.'George B.Dyson, Author of Darwin Among the Machines


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