The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World (70 Great Mysteries)

Michael J. Benton

Published by Thames & Hudson
ISBN 10: 0500251436 / ISBN 13: 9780500251430
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

2008. illustrated edition. Hardcover. Includes seven sections that address a range of questions. This title answers such questions as: were the dinosaurs warm-blooded or not; why do mammals rule the earth; how did the eye evolve; and, what will happen to climates in the future. Editor(s): Benton, Michael J. Num Pages: 304 pages, 368 illustrations, 338 in colour. BIC Classification: WN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 266 x 209 x 33. Weight in Grams: 1590. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.94 avg rating
(16 ratings)

Synopsis:

What we know and what we predict about the nature of life and the future of life on Earth.

Every day we read about or experience massive changes in the environment and the natural world. But what do we really know about the functioning of Earth and of life? What do we still have to learn?

Here, over sixty of the world's most eminent scientists--from the United States and the UK to India and Australia, from France and Germany to Italy and the Netherlands--share prvileged insights into their cutting-edge research and findings. The volume's seven sections explore the origins of the planet and of life, the inner and outer workings of the earth, the concept and evidence for evolution, biogeography and environments, plants and animals, animal behavior, and global warming and the future.

The authors address an extraordinary range of questions: Were the dinosaurs warm-blooded or not? Why do mammals rule the earth? Which was the largest volcanic eruption ever? How did the eye evolve? Why did our ancestors have eight toes? Has there always been ice at the poles? Are humans the only animals with consciousness? Is the largest living thing a whale, a giant redwood, or a fungus? What will happen to climates in the future?

Michael J. Benton is Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology and was the Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. He has published more than forty books, including When Life Nearly Died.

About the Author: Michael Benton is Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. His most recent publications include Vertebrate Palaeontology and Basic Palaeontology (with David Harper); he was also editor of The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia, the first account in the West of some of the extraordinary fossils found in these regions.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural ...
Publisher: Thames & Hudson


Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Michael J. Benton
Published by Thames & Hudson (2008)
ISBN 10: 0500251436 ISBN 13: 9780500251430
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Goldstone Books
(Ammanford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002402925

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Michael J. Benton
Published by Thames and Hudson Ltd 20/10/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0500251436 ISBN 13: 9780500251430
Used Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Fun_Meister
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd 20/10/2008, 2008. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780500251430

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Michael J. Benton
Published by Thames and Hudson (2008)
ISBN 10: 0500251436 ISBN 13: 9780500251430
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Brit Books
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1813696

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Michael J. Benton
Published by Thames and Hudson Ltd 20/10/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0500251436 ISBN 13: 9780500251430
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd 20/10/2008, 2008. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780500251430

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Michael J Benton
Published by Thames & Hudson (2008)
ISBN 10: 0500251436 ISBN 13: 9780500251430
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2008. Book Condition: Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP18700954

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Michael J Benton
Published by Thames & Hudson (2008)
ISBN 10: 0500251436 ISBN 13: 9780500251430
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2008. Book Condition: Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP66081061

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Michael J Benton
Published by Thames & Hudson (2008)
ISBN 10: 0500251436 ISBN 13: 9780500251430
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2008. Book Condition: Very Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP67625691

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Michael J. Benton
Published by Thames and Hudson Ltd 20/10/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0500251436 ISBN 13: 9780500251430
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd 20/10/2008, 2008. Book Condition: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780500251430

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

ISBN 10: 0500251436 ISBN 13: 9780500251430
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana
(Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This is a hard cover book. The dust jacket shows normal wear and tear. The cover has visible markings and wear. The pages have normal wear. We ship Monday-Saturday and respond to inquries within 24 hours. Bookseller Inventory # 3O6C9C0013KQ

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
1.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.40
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Benton, Michael J
Published by Thames & Hudson
ISBN 10: 0500251436 ISBN 13: 9780500251430
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Free State Books
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0500251436I4N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 36 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book