Remarkable Creatures

From the author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring comes this incredible story of two remarkable women and their voyage of discovery.

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101152451

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From the New York Times bestselling novelist, a stunning historical novel that follows the story of Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot, two extraordinary 19th century fossil hunters who changed the scientific world forever. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot ammonites and other fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man. Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth, a middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be their greatest asset. From the author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring comes this incredible story of two remarkable women and their voyage of discovery.

Remarkable Creatures

but the most remarkable creatures in these stories are the men and women. They
are, without exception, remarkable people who have experienced and
accomplished extraordinary things. They have lived the kinds of lives that Twain ...

Author: Sean B. Carroll

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547526148

Category: Science

Page: 352

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National Book Award Finalist: A biologist’s “thoroughly enjoyable” account of the expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet (Publishers Weekly). Not so long ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness. Our sense of its age was vague and vastly off the mark, and much of the knowledge of our own species’ history was a set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. But scientists were about to embark on an amazing new era of understanding. From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Big Picture, this book leads us on a rousing voyage that recounts the most important discoveries in two centuries of natural history: from Darwin’s trip around the world to Charles Walcott’s discovery of pre-Cambrian life in the Grand Canyon; from Louis and Mary Leakey’s investigation of our deepest past in East Africa to the trailblazers in modern laboratories who have located a time clock in our DNA. Filled with the same sense of adventure that spurred on these extraordinary men and women, Remarkable Creatures is a “stirring introduction to the wonder of evolutionary biology” (Kirkus Reviews). “Charming and enlightening.” —San Francisco Chronicle “As fast-paced as a detective story.” —Nature


Rare and Remarkable Animals of Scotland

... discover a connecting link to the following more remarkable race of beings . It
must appear an astounding fact to our feeble understanding , that the final
perfection of the marvellous works of the Creator should be attained through
means so ...

Author: John Graham Dalyell

Publisher:

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Category: Animals

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A Most Remarkable Creature

caracaras ' world , in part because it's oddly easy to forget that most living things
aren't large animals . Giant creatures hold an outsized place in our imaginations ,
just as they did for our prehistoric ancestors , but focusing on them to the ...

Author: Jonathan Meiburg

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101875712

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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“A fascinating, entertaining, and totally engrossing story.”—David Sibley, author of What It's Like to Be a Bird “Utterly captivating and beautifully written, this book is a hugely entertaining and enlightening exploration of a bird so wickedly smart, curious, and social, it boggles the mind.”—Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Bird Way “As curious, wide-ranging, gregarious, and intelligent as its subject.”—Charles C. Mann, author of 1491 An enthralling account of a modern voyage of discovery as we meet the clever, social birds of prey called caracaras, which puzzled Darwin, fascinate modern-day falconers, and carry secrets of our planet's deep past in their family history. In 1833, Charles Darwin was astonished by an animal he met in the Falkland Islands: handsome, social, and oddly crow-like falcons that were "tame and inquisitive . . . quarrelsome and passionate," and so insatiably curious that they stole hats, compasses, and other valuables from the crew of the Beagle. Darwin wondered why these birds were confined to remote islands at the tip of South America, sensing a larger story, but he set this mystery aside and never returned to it. Almost two hundred years later, Jonathan Meiburg takes up this chase. He takes us through South America, from the fog-bound coasts of Tierra del Fuego to the tropical forests of Guyana, in search of these birds: striated caracaras, which still exist, though they're very rare. He reveals the wild, fascinating story of their history, origins, and possible futures. And along the way, he draws us into the life and work of William Henry Hudson, the Victorian writer and naturalist who championed caracaras as an unsung wonder of the natural world, and to falconry parks in the English countryside, where captive caracaras perform incredible feats of memory and problem-solving. A Most Remarkable Creature is a hybrid of science writing, travelogue, and biography, as generous and accessible as it is sophisticated, and absolutely riveting.

Remarkable Animals mini edition

In this Mini Edition, Tony Meeuwissen's witty interchangeable text and beautifully detailed artwork combine to make an exceptional novelty book.

Author:

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9781845079017

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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What is a Treevipus? A fantastic creature with the head of a trunkfish, the body of a weevil and the tail of a platypus, of course! Here, a host of creatures presented in humorous pictures and informative captions take on new names, and a hilarious new identity when their heads, bodies and legs are swapped around as the pages are flipped. In this Mini Edition, Tony Meeuwissen's witty interchangeable text and beautifully detailed artwork combine to make an exceptional novelty book.

The Leisure Hour

Amongst the vast concourse of animals that have passed away, after having
discharged their appointed functions, ... In the remainder of this article we shall
recall to our imagination the existence of some of those remarkable creatures,
and ...

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Category: Great Britain

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A First Book in Geology

... this wonderful series of animals , that we may call in a certain way our kindred ,
there have been several other remarkable ... These creatures have very
wonderful habits ; they combine together for the making of what we may call
states , they ...

Author: Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Geology

Page: 255

View: 857


On the Domesticated Animals of the British Islands

supplied with a natural armour ; the Ant - eaters , and two remarkable creatures of
New Holland , the Duck - billed WaterMole , and the Porcupine Ant - Eater , which
connect this order with the Birds . 5 . Rodentia , or Gnawing animals , as the ...

Author: David Low

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Animal breeds

Page: 767

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Mind in Animals

W . M . R . considered that this experiment proved that the feeling of hatred was
stronger among these remarkable creatures than that of love . An exactly similar
observation was made by Sir John Lubbock ( loc . cit . ) , and he found the
animals ...

Author: Ludwig Büchner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Animal intelligence

Page: 359

View: 105


Extraordinary Creatures

A Compilation of works from two authors, writing about extraordinary creatures interacting with people who are lost...then find themselves.

Author: Brieanna Robertson

Publisher: Whimsical Publications

ISBN: 9781634950084

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 809

A Compilation of works from two authors, writing about extraordinary creatures interacting with people who are lost...then find themselves.

Good Health

Several hundred millions of the amoeba , when quiet is nearly globular . these
tiny creatures might be packed into a In this ... Although these remarkable
creatures have the fecundating action of which it is imposneither eyes , ears , nor
brains ...

Author: John Harvey Kellogg

Publisher:

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Category: Hygiene

Page:

View: 182


Book News

The best we can say of the illustrations of this character is that , although no man
can say that a dinosaurus in plaster is absolutely correct , or the drawing of it , it at
least offers a vivid conception of a remarkable creature . Following the rules of ...

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Category: American literature

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Popular Natural History

The remarkable beings which are classed together under the general title of
REPTILES , or creeping animals , are spread over those portions of the globe
where the climate is tolerably warm , and are found in the greatest profusion
under the ...

Author: John George Wood

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Zoology

Page: 695

View: 559


Wild Animals Photographed and Described

Colonel Prezhevalsky , who for three years was never separated from his
Bactrian camels , and had ample opportunity of studying their nature and habits ,
describes them as being the most characteristic and remarkable animals of
Mongolia .

Author: John Fortuné Nott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mammals

Page: 568

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Seaside Divinity

Various examples of Annelida , or animals whose bodies consist of articulated
segments or rings likewise occur in the ... The CRUSTACEA of the Silurian
system include a very remarkable and peculiar race of creatures which are called
 ...

Author: Robert William Fraser

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Marine biology

Page: 378

View: 617



A Comedy of Terrors

There are fossil specimens of animals that still have living representatives . There
is no reason why many of those supposed to be extinct may not be alive now . It
is well known that many very remarkable animals have become extinct within a ...

Author: James De Mille

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Canadian fiction

Page: 152

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