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Darwin Comes to Town

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See your city through fresh eyes We are marching towards a future in which three-quarters of humans live in cities, and a large portion of the planet's landmass is urbanized. With much of the rest covered by human-shaped farms, pasture, and plantations, where can nature still go? To the cities -- is Menno Schilthuizen's answer in this remarkable book. And with more and more wildlife carving out new niches among humans, evolution takes a surprising turn. Urban animals evolve to become more cheeky and resourceful, city pigeons develop detox-plumage, and weeds growing from cracks in the pavement get a new type of seeds. City blackbirds are even on their way of becoming an entirely new species, which we could name Turdus urbanicus. Thanks to evolutionary adaptation taking place at unprecedented speeds, plants and animals are coming up with new ways of living in the seemingly hostile environments of asphalt and steel that we humans have created. We are on the verge of a new chapter in the history of life, Schilthuizen says -- a chapter in which much old biodiversity is, sadly, disappearing, but also one in which a new and exciting set of life forms is being born. Menno Schilthuizen shows us that evolution in cities can happen far more rapidly, and strangely, than Darwin had dared dream.

Darwin Comes to Town

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See your city through fresh eyes We are marching towards a future in which three-quarters of humans live in cities, and a large portion of the planet's landmass is urbanized. With much of the rest covered by human-shaped farms, pasture, and plantations, where can nature still go? To the cities -- is Menno Schilthuizen's answer in this remarkable book. And with more and more wildlife carving out new niches among humans, evolution takes a surprising turn. Urban animals evolve to become more cheeky and resourceful, city pigeons develop detox-plumage, and weeds growing from cracks in the pavement get a new type of seeds. City blackbirds are even on their way of becoming an entirely new species, which we could name Turdus urbanicus. Thanks to evolutionary adaptation taking place at unprecedented speeds, plants and animals are coming up with new ways of living in the seemingly hostile environments of asphalt and steel that we humans have created. We are on the verge of a new chapter in the history of life, Schilthuizen says -- a chapter in which much old biodiversity is, sadly, disappearing, but also one in which a new and exciting set of life forms is being born. Menno Schilthuizen shows us that evolution in cities can happen far more rapidly, and strangely, than Darwin had dared dream.

The Texas Court of Appeals Reports

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The Texas Criminal Reports

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Better in Darkness

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Follows Adams' later years, from his tenure as a Harvard professor through his covert role in late nineteenth-century American politics, and discusses his marriage and the publication of his "History of the United States"

Darwin

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Walkabout

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Erasmus Darwin

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Features a biographical sketch of English physician and poet Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), the grandfather of English naturalist Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882). Notes that Erasmus Darwin believed in the possibility of the development of species.

Lob Lie by the fire Jackanapes Daddy Darwin s Dovecot

Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing
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Three stories popular with young people in the late ninteenth century that present the English manner and temper of the time.

Humphreys

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With Darwin in Chile

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Charles Darwin Voyaging

Author : E. Janet Browne
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Traces the life of the great British scientist, describes his travels as a naturalist, and traces the development of his theories

Nolan Ryan

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A biography of Texas native Nolan Ryan, focusing on his baseball career, from Little League to the majors.

Charles Darwin

Author : Charles Frederick Holder
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Charles Darwin His Life and Work

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A Glimpse of Ghosts

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The Story of Bournemouth

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Hardwicke s Science gossip

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Science gossip

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Hardwicke s Science gossip

Author : Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
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