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The Marvelous Animals: An Introduction to the Protozoa
The Marvelous Animals An Introduction to the Protozoa Author:Helena Curtis Protozoology started in 1675 when a draper from Delft took the human race's first wondering look at the bustling life in a drop of water. The study of these marvelous microscopic animals began and remained first and foremost a pleasure and a delight. It has also become a science- a branch of biology in which new techniques for observation and ... more »new discoveries are leading scientists toward answers to the critical questions about life's beginnings and structure.
There are thirty thousand species of protozoa living today, everywhere around us, and billions and billions of individuals, far more than all the other animals in the world combined. Their minute shapes range from common amoebas with no real shape at all to teardrops, bells, and radiating suns. These "simple", one-celled animals exhibit a surprisingly caried repertoire of behavior and a fantastic complexity of internal structure that still baffles the biochemist. All this, plus the role of protozoa in the broad realm of nature, is explored in this lavishly illustrated volume.
An introduction to a complex and beautiful microscopic workd, The Marvelous Animals is informed with the latest insight of the scientist; it is written with the sense of wonder and the infectious delight of the naturalist.« less