The Book Ghosts of Gondwana

Ghosts of Gondwana

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  • Autor: G. Gibbs
  • Editor: Potton
  • Relaese Date: 01 January 2007
  • ISBN: 1877333484
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT, Audio, MOBI
  • Number of page: 232 pages
  • File Size: 26MB
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Description Ghosts of Gondwana de G. Gibbs:

Have you ever wondered why New Zealand's plants and animals are so different from those in other countries? Why the kakapo is the only parrot in the world that cannot fly, or why the kiwi lives here and nowhere else? New Zealand is an extraordinary place, unique on Earth, and the remarkable story of how and why life evolved here is the subject of Ghosts of Gondwana. The science that traces the history of life on Earth is called historical biogeography and it is the theme of this book. Biogeography is a wide-ranging study, involving geology, genetics and biology. There are no departments of it and no professors, but to understand 'what lives where and why' it is necessary to probe the cutting edge of fields as disparate as continental drift and the inner secrets of the magic DNA molecule. Although we are blessed in New Zealand with many descriptive books about our birds, plants, landscapes and conservation issues, there is currently no up-to-date book that explains the origin of our life. George Gibbs' very accessible story summarises exciting new research which leads to an understanding of where our fauna and flora came from and how they evolved to become some of the strangest in the world. It also reveals the landmark events in our deep history which have moulded the life of today and presents a balanced view of the arguments which accompany this type of speculative science. Ghosts of Gondwana is a highly readable and engaging book. Heavily illustrated with photographs and diagrams, this is popular science writing at its best. As the only contemporary book on this subject, it will undoubtedly become essential reading for anyone interested in New Zealand's natural history. More knowledge about the author should not be found or even may be taken out on the ask of your writer. You'll may be considering some other publications from the G. Gibbs. We had been capable to acquire the majority of the a lot of iformatsii in your case. Pertaining to creators: web site does not extend to consumer accessibility your ebooks on the internet pages merely introductory details about the book. If you think our site is actually infringing, be sure to email people regarding it so if you're actually the article author of those ebooks, i will punctually get rid of web pages from our web page.

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