The Ghosts Of Evolution: Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, And Other Ecological Anachronisms
Publish date: April 4th 2001
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
The Ghosts of Evolution is an account of fruits and their missing seed dispersers.Ever wonder what eats crazy-looking fruits like the Osage Orange? It could be that nothing living does, that the preferred organism for spreading the seed has been lost to the sands of time. Connie Barlow investigates ...
During the later Pleistocene, as humans were inexorably invading nearly every landmass on the planet, a gradual extermination was simultaneously taking place. This mass extinction, the latest in a long line throughout the history of the biosphere, primarily targeted megafauna - from the mastodons a...
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