How nature keeps time


Which organisms live the longest? How does the natural world recover from fire? How long do eggs take to hatch? What are the world’s fastest and slowest growing plants? Which species invest the most in parental care? ‘How Nature Keeps Time’ discovers the natural world’s most important and intriguing patterns of time. With colour photography and more than 80 reader-friendly charts and diagrams, this book examines a broad range of species from across the world and throughout time. From the lifecycle of immortal jellyfish and identifying the perfect amount of time for a ‘good sleep’ to mass extinction and the destruction of the coral reef, Helen Pilcher tackles highly relevant and fascinating topics.

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