The Variety of Life: A Survey and a Celebration of All the Creatures that Have Ever Lived

  • Title: The Variety of Life: A Survey and a Celebration of All the Creatures that Have Ever Lived
  • Author: Colin Tudge
  • ISBN: 9780198503118
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About Colin Tudge


    1. Colin Tudge was educated at Dulwich College, 1954 61 and read zoology at Peterhouse, Cambridge, 1962 65 Since 1965 he has worked on journals such as World Medicine, New Scientist and Pan, the newspaper of the World Food Conference held in Rome, 1974.Ever since then he has earned a living by spasmodic broadcasting and a lot of writing mainly books these days, but with occasional articles He has a special interest in natural history in general, evolution and genetics, food and agriculture, and spends a great deal of time on philosophy especially moral philosophy, the philosophy of science, and the relationship between science and religion He has two daughters, one son, and four granddaughters, and lives in Oxford with his wife, Ruth nee West.


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    1. This is one of those books you can t read cover to cover it s made for hours upon hours of dipping into the delicious details, sampling the forms life has taken down through the aeons and the intricate branchings of Earth s 4 billion year old Tree of Life Rather than giving exhaustive studies of genera and species of organisms, the author describes the major taxa kingdoms, phyla, classes and divisions, orders, and families of Earth s countless creatures, and the ways in which they are related to [...]

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    2. This book sits proudly on my bookshelf I found this almost magical It really does make you apppreciate the true variety of life.

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    3. B Interesting and a good reference.

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    4. In other readings on evolution and biology I kept running into the classification methodology known as cladistics In most if not all cases, those books or online sources all assumed a knowledge of the rules and terminology of cladistics and it was difficult at times for me 64 and not a scientist to follow what was being said This book starts out with wonderful analogies to help explain both the development and terminology of cladistics starting with Aristotle and continuing through Owen, Darwin, [...]

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    5. A very thorough and complete book about taxonomy and biodiversity It covers topics such as Carl Woese s revolutionary classification system, and although it is a relatively old book, the information that it provides about taxonomy is current than every other academic book that I have ever read I especially liked how 37 different kingdoms have been discussed in the book, in contrast to the 5 kingdom system that is generally thought in most universities.Please note that certain chapters of this b [...]

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    6. Did you read the sub title A nearly incredible accomplishment A spirited reading reference book that I pick up very regularly.

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    7. Great book, very well laid out and a breeze to read Bought it in my first year of university and it was a handy reference book and nice to flick through

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    8. I never get tired of this book Hoping for a revised edition showing all we ve learned over the past decade or so It s animal centric, but considering the audience that s forgivable.

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    9. I have learned a lot about the diversity of life, the history of ideas around this and also the evolutionary relationships of organisms.

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