Books  General Natural History  Natural History 

The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World: Unlocking the Secrets of Our Planet

Popular Science

Edited By: Michael J Benton

304 pages, 368 illustrations, 338 in colour

Thames & Hudson

Hardback | Oct 2008 | #176669 | ISBN-13: 9780500251430
Availability: Usually dispatched within 4 days Details
NHBS Price: £24.95 $34/€28 approx

About this book

What we know and what we predict about the nature of life and the future of life on Earth. Every day we read about or experience massive changes in the environment and the natural world. But what do we really know about the functioning of Earth and of life? What do we still have to learn?

Here, over sixty of the world's most eminent scientists from the United States and the UK to India and Australia, from France and Germany to Italy and the Netherlands share privileged insights into their cutting-edge research and findings. The volume's seven sections explore the origins of the planet and of life, the inner and outer workings of the earth, the concept and evidence for evolution, biogeography and environments, plants and animals, animal behavior, and global warming and the future. The authors address an extraordinary range of questions: Were the dinosaurs warm-blooded or not? Why do mammals rule the earth? Which was the largest volcanic eruption ever? How did the eye evolve? Why did our ancestors have eight toes? Has there always been ice at the poles? Are humans the only animals with consciousness? Is the largest living thing a whale, a giant redwood, or a fungus? What will happen to climates in the future?

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

The Moth Snowstorm

NHBS Special Offer Price: £8.99 £9.99 (Save £1.00) $12/€10 approx (ends 28/02/2018)

Arboreal: A Collection of New Woodland Writing

NHBS Price: £19.99 $27/€23 approx

Planet Earth II: A New World Revealed (Region 2 & 4 / B)

NHBS Price: £18.78 inc VAT $26/€21 approx

Collins Complete Guide to British Coastal Wildlife

NHBS Special Offer Price: £13.50 £19.99 (Save £6.49) $19/€15 approx (ends 31/03/2018)

Earth to Earth

Pre-pub offer: £12.99 £14.99 (Save £2.00) $18/€15 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194