Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals by Richard Fortey

By Richard Fortey

From one of many world’s best usual scientists and the acclaimed writer of Trilobite!, lifestyles: A usual heritage of 4 Billion Years of existence on Earth and Dry Storeroom No. 1 comes a desirable chronicle of life’s historical past advised no longer in the course of the fossil list yet throughout the tales of organisms that experience survived, nearly unchanged, all through time. Evolution, it kind of feels, has now not thoroughly obliterated its tracks as extra complicated organisms have developed; the background of lifestyles on the earth is way older—and odder—than many people notice.
Scattered around the globe, those notable crops and animals proceed to mark seminal occasions in geological time. From a moonlit seashore in Delaware, the place the hardy horseshoe crab shuffles its strategy to a frenzy of mass mating simply because it did 450 million years in the past, to the dense rainforests of recent Zealand, the place the elusive, unprepossessing velvet bug has burrowed deep into rotting bushes due to the fact that earlier than the breakup of the traditional supercontinent, to a stretch of Australian sea coast with stromatolite formations that undergo witness to the Precambrian sunrise, the lifestyles of those survivors bargains us a tantalizing glimpse of pivotal issues in evolutionary heritage. those are usually not “living fossils” yet relatively a handful of tenacious creatures of days gone.
Written in buoyant, glowing prose, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms is a marvelously pleasing exploration of the world’s old-timers combining the superior of technological know-how writing with an explorer’s experience of experience and sweetness.

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