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The Resource Natural histories : 25 extraordinary species that have changed our world, Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss

Natural histories : 25 extraordinary species that have changed our world, Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss

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Natural histories : 25 extraordinary species that have changed our world
Title
Natural histories
Title remainder
25 extraordinary species that have changed our world
Statement of responsibility
Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Accompanying Radio 4's landmark six-month-long series presented by Brett Westwood, 'Natural Histories' explores 25 unexpected species that have changed the way we see the world. From cockroaches to coral, and from mammoths to meteorites, their stories are extraordinary and eye-opening: What happened when a pipe-smoking, gin-drinking monkey dined with George IV? What cutting-edge technology have we borrowed from beetles? How could giant squid sink large ships? Why should sharks be scared of us rather than vice versa? Why were butterflies once seen as evil? How have brambles helped solve murders? Each chapter focuses on a different creature or species - the lion offers a starting point to discussing our relationship with power; coral with the idea of paradise; and the nightshade with poisons
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StDuBDS
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Westwood, Brett
Dewey number
  • 508
  • 508
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1960-
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Moss, Stephen
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  • Natural history
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
Natural histories : 25 extraordinary species that have changed our world, Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Radio tie-in
  • Originally published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781473617032
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9781473617032
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Natural histories : 25 extraordinary species that have changed our world, Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss
Publication
Note
  • Radio tie-in
  • Originally published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781473617032
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9781473617032
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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