What on Earth Evolved? ... in Brief: 100 species that have changed the world (Google eBook)
Why have creatures evolved as they are?
Which species have been the most successful?
How do life forms adapt to a world dominated by nearly seven billion humans?
Christopher Lloyd leads us on an exhilarating journey from the birth of life to the present day, as he attempts to answer these fundamental questions. Along the way, he reveals the stories of the 100 most influential species that have ever lived, from slime, dragonflies, and dung beetles to dogs, yeast, and bananas. These 100 species are scored and ranked in order of their impact on the planet, life and people.
What on Earth Evolved ... in Brief? is a lively and eye-opening insight into mankind's place in nature, and our pivotal relationship with the Earth itself: past, present and future.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Opinionated - LibraryThing
A good overview of how some of the worlds most important species have evolved and why. What is the most important species ever to evolve? No its not us. My favourite fun theory- is our inbred fear of ... Read full review
Review: What on Earth Evolved?: 100 Species that Changed the WorldUser Review - David - Goodreads
One of those trivia value judgement books. I liked it. A fair bit of conjecture as there has to be looking at history millions of years ago, but even whether Lucy in the Sky was long for LSD. The ... Read full review