Life On Earth Author:David Attenborough In this unique book, David Attenborough has undertaken nothing less than a history of nature, from the emergence of tiny one-celled organisms in the primeval slime more than 3,000million years ago to apelike but upright man, equally well adapted to life in the rain forest of New Guinea and the glass canyons of the modern metropolis. — Told throug... more »h an examination of animal and plan life today - with occasional juxtapositions of extinct fossil forms to reveal the origin of living creatures - Life on Earth is an astonishing pageant of life, with a cast of characters drawn from the whole range of living animals the world over.
Attenborough's perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of some four million species of living organisms that populate the planet is to trace the most significant thread in the history of each major group. he then proceeds to explain from the evidence of living representatives and fossil remains why certain animals adapted and survived, evolved to more complex and "higher" forms of life, while others, by some inherent limitation imposed by their physiology or structure, failed and became extinct.
**** The cover jacket shows wear, but over all this book is in good condition.****« less