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Horseshoe crabs and velvet worms

the story of the animals and plants that time has left behind

by Richard A. Fortey

  • 180 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arthropoda,
  • Conservation,
  • Limulus polyphemus,
  • Invertebrates,
  • Plant conservation,
  • Worms

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Richard Fortey
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL434 .F67 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25086814M
    ISBN 109780307263612
    LC Control Number2011039941

    Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind by Richard Fortey. A fascinating chronicle of life’s history told not through the fossil record but through the stories of organisms that have survived, almost unchanged, throughout time. “Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms’’ is the fascinating story of these “messengers from deep geological time.” From cyanobacteria to jellyfish and gingkos, the book traces the biology of Author: Christina Thompson.

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    Taxonomy. Horseshoe crabs resemble crustaceans but belong to a separate subphylum of the arthropods, Chelicerata. Horseshoe crabs are closely related to the extinct eurypterids (sea scorpions), which include some of the largest arthropods to have ever existed, and the two may be sister groups. Other studies have placed eurypterids closer to the arachnids in a group Family: Limulidae, Leach, Natural history. Horseshoe crabs are an extremely ancient group and are often referred to as living fossil relatives are recognized as far back as the Ordovician Period ( million to million years ago), and forms similar to modern-day horseshoe crabs date back to the Jurassic Period ( million to million years ago). Best known is the single American .


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Richard Fortey is a paleontologist with a special fondness for trilobites. 'Survivors' (published as 'Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms' in North America) is about species that have survived mass extinction events from horseshoe crabs and velvet worms to the survivors of the last Ice Age/5.

Written in buoyant, sparkling prose, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms is a marvelously captivating exploration of the world’s old-timers combining the very best of science writing with an explorer’s sense of adventure and wonder.

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About Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms. From one of the world’s leading natural scientists and the acclaimed author of Trilobite!, Life: A Natural History of Four Billion Years of Life on Earth and Dry Storeroom No.

1 comes a fascinating chronicle of life’s history told not through the fossil record but through the stories of organisms that have survived, almost unchanged, throughout.

Written in buoyant, sparkling prose, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms is a marvelously captivating exploration of the world’s old-timers combining the very best of science writing with an explorer’s sense of adventure and wonder/5(6). Written in buoyant, sparkling prose, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms is a marvelously captivating exploration of the world’s old-timers combining the very best of science writing with an explorer’s sense of adventure and wonder.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY /5(8). Jennie Erin Smith reviews "Horseshoe Crabs and the Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time has Left Behind" By Richard : Jennie Erin Smith.

Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind | Fortey, Richard | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon/5(39). Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind Richard Fortey.

Buy this book Compared to sponges and cyanobacteria, human life is. With this book, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms, I did something I almost never do.

I got the book from Amazon a few weeks ago. I read it cover to cover. Today I went back to re-read the book. The book is not without flaws, and I will address them before long. However, I do enjoy Fortey's chatty, personable style/5(39).

The horseshoe crabs, velvet worms and other venerable creatures he encounters are Earth’s true conservatives. “We’ve devised a system that. Richard Fortey’s “Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms” begins, as all serious books of science should, at an orgy.

Specifically, the author is observing the nighttime mating ritual of thousands. These are not “living fossils” but rather a handful of tenacious creatures of days long gone. Written in buoyant, sparkling prose, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms is a marvelously captivating exploration of the world’s old-timers combining the very best of science writing with an explorer’s sense of adventure and wonder.

Buy Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind Reprint by Fortey, Richard (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(39). At Delaware Bay, he watches the mating orgy of horseshoe crabs, which for millennia have laid and fertilized their eggs along the shoreline.

On New Zealand’s North Island, in a rotting pine log, he finds the elusive caterpillar-like velvet worm, which Author: Richard Fortey. Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms the Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind by Richard Fortey.

This book by a paleontologist (who also wrote Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution- a book my husband happens to love) is all about various living things- animals, plants, bacteria, etc- that still exist on earth today since. Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind - Ebook written by Richard Fortey.

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In the end, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms is an interesting exploration of dozens of plants and animals that rarely get much attention. Unfortunately, this time around, Fortey has trouble packaging his vast expertise into a consistently digestible written form. Although it pains me to say so, I have to admit that I’ll be less likely to run out and snap up his next book.

Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms The book is excellent, dense but readable, and takes you all over the world in search of "living fossils". The name of course is a little misleading, there is no such thing, but quite a few extant creatures are rare and almost unchanged in physical form from very early in earth's history, and Fortey travels.

Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind (Paperback) Published December 11th by Vintage Paperback, pages.Read "Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind" by Richard Fortey available from Rakuten Kobo.

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