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Eyewitness: Life [Hardcover]

By David Burnie (Author)
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Investigate the origins of life and find out how living things survive.

DK gives a new look to the series that forever changed the nonfiction genre and set the standard for highly informative visual guides. This volume, and those to follow in future seasons, forms part of an indispensable library for the whole family. Focusing on contemporary and historical developments in the study of life, this book features clear, expertly written text, color and black-and-white photos, charts, graphics, and 3-D models -- all of which combine to make complex scientific concepts easy to understand.

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Pages   64
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.32" Width: 8.73" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   1.14 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1999
Publisher   DK Children
ISBN  078944884X  
ISBN13  9780789448842  
UPC  635517048841  

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David Burnie is an accomplished zoologist who was a nature reserve ranger before becoming a natural history author and editor. A prolific writer of many books, including several on dinosaurs, he has seen many of his titles win educational awards and science prizes. His titles for Kingfisher include Kingfisher Knowledge: Endangered Planet and The Kingfisher Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia, which was nominated for the Aventis Prize for Science Books in 2002.

David Burnie has published or released items in the following series...

  1. DK Eyewitness Books
  2. Smithsonian Nature Guides

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Biology
3Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12

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Very Good!  Mar 7, 2001
This book is very reader freindly with many illustrations! It covers almost everything that has to do with life! Here's a list of the contents. 1.What is life? 6-7 2.The carbon key 8-9 4.Life's building blocks 10-11 5.Single-celled life 12-13 6.Cells and organisms 14-15 7.Photosynthesis1 6-17 8.Respiration1 18-19 9.Getting supplies 20-21 10.Getting Around 22-23 11.Sensing the world 24-25 12.Keeping a balence 25-26 13.Attack and defense 27-28 14.Growth and deveiopmant 28-29

15.Asexual reproduction 30-31 16.DNA-the essence of life 32-33 17.How DNA works 34-35 18.Sexual reproduction 36-37 19.Heredity 38-39 20.Evolution 40-41 21.Interactions within species 42-43 22.Interactions between species4 4-45 23.Classifying living 46-47 24.Kingdoms of life 47-48 25.Plants and animals 49-50 26.How did life begin? 51-52 27.Increasing complexity 53-54 28.The edge of life 55-56 29.Genetic Engineering 57-58 30.Life beyond Earth 59-60 The reason I made this list is because when I see a book review I want a list of the contents!


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