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    Description"A chameleon so tiny it can fit on your thumbnail? A spider named after David Bowie? A fungus that turns ants into zombies? What on Earth? " "What on Earth?" is a compendium of the 100 coolest, weirdest, and most intriguing new species of this century as determined by the International Institute for Species Exploration. From animals to plants, fossils to bacteria, "What on Earth?" is an accessible, informative, and offbeat look at the creatures that also call our planet home, including: - A dangerous cobra that can spit its venom almost ten feet - A miniscule orchid that is less than a half-inch wide - A rainforest mushroom named after the cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants - A beautiful seahorse that changes colors to protect itself from predators - A stick insect that is as long as a man's arm Featuring visually striking images alongside surprising facts about each new species, "What on Earth? "is a testament to the incredible and ever-evolving diversity of our planet.


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    Title
    What on Earth?
    Subtitle
    100 of Our Planet's Most Amazing New Species
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Quentin Wheeler, By (author) Sara Pennak
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 183 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780452298149
    ISBN 10: 0452298148
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.1
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SCI087000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26770
    BISAC V2.8: SCI088000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A60503200
    BIC subject category V2: RNCB
    B&T Approval Code: A63600000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 590.12
    DC22: 590.12
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 590.1/2
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QH541.15.B56 W44 2013
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    PLUME
    Publication date
    26 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Quentin Wheeler is a longtime professor of entomology and founder of the International Institute for Species Exploration.Sara Pennak manages the Institute's reports and public outreach activities. Both authors live in Arizona.