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Life of Mammals

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Life of Mammals by David Attenborough
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This is the story of 4,000 species; species that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. And species that vary from the smallest, the two-inch pygmy shrew, to the largest, the blue whale; from the slowest, the sloth, to the swiftest, the cheetah; from the least attractive, the naked mole rat, to the most irresistible, a human baby. Some of the animals in this diverse group includ- The Insect Eaters- mammals, like armadillos, bats and anteaters, make meals of the most abundant creature on Earth. The Omnivores- many mammals are able to adapt their diets according to season, or have learned to hibernate through the winter when food is sparse. The Return to the Water- ocean mammals can take advantage of huge food stocks; how do seals, dolphins and whales breathe air yet swim to great depths? The Tree-Dwellers- creatures such as flying squirrels and colugos travel by gliding high among the tree-tops, but sloths hardly move at all. The Grasping Hands- only one group of mammals, the primates, have hands to grasp branches and pluck their food.
Release date Australia
October 17th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
BBC Books
Pages
320
Dimensions
183x255x27
ISBN-13
9780563534235
Product ID
1713961

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