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Extreme Survivors : Animals That Time Forgot - by Kimberly Ridley (Hardcover)

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More than 99 percent of all life forms have gone extinct during the 3.6-billion-year history of life on Earth. Other organisms have changed dramatically, but not our extreme survivors. Evolution may have altered their physiology and behavior, but their body plans have stood the test of time. How have these living links with Earth’s prehistoric past survived? The search for answers is leading scientists to new discoveries about the past—and future—of life on Earth. The survival secrets of some of these ancient creatures could lead to new medicines and treatments for disease. Written in a lively, entertaining voice, Extreme Survivors provides detailed life histories and strange “survival secrets” of ten ancient animals and explains evolution and natural selection. Extensive back matter includes glossary, additional facts and geographic range for each organism and a geologic timeline of Earth.F&P Level V
Number of Pages: 47
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: How Nature Works
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Kimberly Ridley
Language: English
Street Date: November 21, 2017
TCIN: 51837925
UPC: 9780884485001
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-5639
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