Remarkable Creatures

—Minneapolis Star Tribune “As with her earlier work [Remarkable Creatures]
gives us the minutiae of everyday life and an evocative, almost visceral response
to the visual world.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer “Chevalier excavates her two
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Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101152451

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this New York Times bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot 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 Philpot, 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. Remarkable Creatures is a stunning historical novel that follows the story of two extraordinary 19th century fossil hunters who changed the scientific world forever.

Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species a
SEAN B. CARROLL b Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Boston · New York 2009
Remarkable Creatures also by sean carroll The Making of the. Front Cover.

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


Amazing Animals

This book explores the fascinating hidden world of the planet's most peculiar creatures.

Author: Claire Hibbert

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 139880116X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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This book explores the fascinating hidden world of the planet's most peculiar creatures. It's packed with bizarre full-color images and breathtaking facts. Text is broken into bite-sized, easy-to-read chunks, whilst the striking, colorful design gives every spread a sense of high-energy fun. Get the lowdown on astonishing real-life animals... such as lizards that can run across the surface of water or fish that can escape from predators by taking to the air! Filled with genuinely unexpected information and very freaky photographs.

A First Book in Geology

Among the insects the most remarkable growth is among the ants , the bees , and
their kindred . These creatures have very wonderful habits ; they combine
together for the making of what we may call states , they care for their young ,
they ...

Author: Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

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Category: Geology

Page: 255

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The Leisure Hour

In the remainder of this article we shall recall to our imagination the existence of
some of those remarkable creatures, and endeavour to familiarise our readers
with the form and structure of a few of the inhabitants. THE DINOTHEBttM ...

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The Leisure Hour Monthly Library

... or sunk continents to the found in a remarkable state of preservation . bottom of
the sea ; while amidst all these changes America seems to be rich in those
treasures of there was one vast procession of living creatures , a buried world .

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Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society

... (dorso-abdominal) portions of all their cast skins, which form concentric rings
upon the back of the existing creature. ... (Cepheus) palmicinctum, and Cepheus
ocellatus have been especially noticed as very remarkable creatures, and the ...

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Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society Containing Its Transactions and Proceedings and a Summary of Current Researches Relating to Zoology and Botany principally Invertebrata and Cryptogamia Microscopy c

... ( dorso - abdominal ) portions of all their cast skins , which form concentric
rings upon the back of the existing creature . ... ( Cepheus ) palmicinctum , and
Cepheus ocellatus have been especially noticed as very remarkable creatures ,
and the ...

Author: Royal Microscopical Society (Great Britain)

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Category: Microscopy

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Invertebrates

As its name implies , this singular creature inhabits Surinam , but is also found in
various parts of Central America . ... of the adult Frog is worthy of a short notice
before we proceed to the further investigation of these remarkable creatures .

Author: John George Wood

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Category: Zoology

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Our Living World

Betore bidding farewell to the Leeches , we must cast a casual glance at three
remarkable members of this group . The first is the BRANCHELLION , or
BRANCHIOBDELLA , a flattish and not very large creature , which is notable for
being ...

Author: John George Wood

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Category: Zoology

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Transactions

... gathering together of forms which differ very widely one from the other ; and so
they really do , but at the same time these creatures give evidence of descent
from an ancestral Arachnid which was the origin of all these remarkable
creatures .

Author: Royal Society of New Zealand

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Category: Science

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Reptiles and fishes

It was not , indeed , until the year 1865 , that light was thrown on the history of
these remarkable creatures by six examples which had been living for more than
a year at Paris . These comprised five males and one female , and in the middle
of ...

Author: Richard Lydekker

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Category: Natural history

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The Illustrated Natural History

713 The history of these remarkable beings is , for the most part , shrouded in
mystery , and we know but little of their true ... To this . curious sub - class belong
many remarkable creatures , among which the following may be briefly
mentioned .

Author: John George Wood

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Category: Natural history

Page: 810

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The Ottawa Naturalist

From these eggs minute creatures , like small mites , emerge in the nauplius or
larval condition . As the shallow pools ... At any rate Phyllopods in their habits
and breeding are unquestionably most remarkable creatures . In conclusion I
wish to ...

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Category: Natural history

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Titan

The stealthy manner in which these remarkable creatures may be seen moving
about the rocks in search of food, gives considerable colour to this supposition,
which is strengthened also by the extreme freshness of the shells in which the ...

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Geography Anatomiz d

( 3 ) In several Inland Provinces of Guinea , and the Countries adjacent , is
sometimes seen that remarkable Creature , term'd ... Such Creatures walk
frequently upright ; as Men ; at other Times on all Four ; and so near is their
Resemblance to ...

Author: Patrick Gordon

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Page: 432

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Popular Science News

Of one species , remarkable creatures goes on at the hands of compar . ichthyes ,
meaning ancient fishes , - the as resembling an eel in shape , there are atively
few , who shoot them for pleasure ganoids , so called from the shining of only two
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Knowledge

... remarkable creatures branched late period . There is , however , a second
group of allied off from the primitive ancestral types of the latter , and extinct
ungulates peculiar to the Argentine , in which all how they first obtained an
entrance into ...

Author: Baden Fletcher Smyth Baden-Powell

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Category: Science

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Geology for Beginners

The structure of these remarkable creatures , is now so generally known , that it
may be sufficient to repeat a few only of their leading characteristics . THE
ICHTHYOSAURUS , ( from exous fish and oavpa a lizard ) . — This name which
was ...

Author: George Fleming Richardson

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Category: Geology

Page: 530

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