The Story of the World in 100 Species

The Story of the World in 100 Species

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This is a radical new look at the story of life on Earth, seen through the prism of the living things that have had the greatest impacts on the planet there life and people. This beautifully illustrated, wide-ranging book provides an entertaining and eye-opening insight into the story of our world, mankind's place in nature, and our pivotal relationship with the Earth itself: past, present and future.

McMillan Palgrave

In the retitled paperback edition of his book What on Earth Evolved?, Christopher Lloyd leads us on an extraordinary journey, from the birth of life to the present day, as he explains, in a jargon-free way, the phenomenon we call “life on Earth.” Lloyd starts with the Earth “before humans,” when loose strands of genetic code swarmed over the planet, and moves on to explore the creatures that evolved in the murky deep and crept up on the shore to become pioneers of life on land. He then investigates the world “after humans” and how the coevolution of humans and a range of other key species has transformed the planet over the last twelve thousand years. In the process, he identifies the hundred most influential species that have ever lived--with candidates as diverse as slime, sea scorpions, dragonflies, potatoes, ants, tulips, sheep, and grapes--and reveals those that have most changed life on Earth.

This beautifully illustrated, wide-ranging book provides entertaining and eye-opening insight into the story of our world, mankind's place in nature, and our pivotal relationship with the Earth itself: past, present, and future.


The author of What on Earth Happened? offers a radical new look at the story of Earth, seen through the prism of the living things that have had the greatest impacts on the planet.

Publisher: London :, Bloomsbury,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781408876381
1408876388
Characteristics: 415 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Forshaw, Andy - Illustrator

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