Journals Higher Education

$24.95

Hardcover

Published: 01 June 2018

320 Pages | 35 black and white images and a black and white plate setcon

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198802105


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Skeletons

The Frame of Life

Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams

  • Introduces the astounding array of animal skeletal structures throughout the natural world, from dinosaurs to shrimps to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Considers the structures of plants and their use of tubes of dead tissue for rigidity and transport of liquids - which in the case of tall trees need to be strong enough to extend 100 m or more from the ground
  • Discusses the impact of climate change, which puts the formation of some kinds of skeleton at risk
  • Considers future skeletons, including the possibility that we might increasingly incorporate metal and plastic elements into our own
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