Consider the platypus : evolution through biology's most baffling beasts
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Contributors
Prato, Rodica, illustrator.
Published
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2019.
Status
Aurora Hills - Adult Nonfiction
576.8 SANDF
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Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Language
English

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 263)and index.
Description
Consider the Platypus explores the history and features of more than 50 animals to provide insight into our current understanding of evolution. Using Darwin's theory as a springboard, Maggie Ryan Sandford details scientists' initial understanding of the development of creatures and how that has expanded in the wake of genetic sequencing. Surprising, witty, and impeccably researched, Sandford describes each animal's significant features and how these have adapted to its environment, such as the zebra finch's beak shape, which was observed by Charles Darwin and is a cornerstone of his Theory of Evolution. With scientifically accurate but charming art by Rodica Prato, Consider the Platypus showcases species as diverse as the sloth, honey bee, cow, brown kiwi, and lungfish, to name a few, to tackle intimidating concepts is a accessible way. --from Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sandford, M. R., & Prato, R. (2019). Consider the platypus: evolution through biology's most baffling beasts (First edition.). Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sandford, Maggie Ryan and Rodica, Prato. 2019. Consider the Platypus: Evolution Through Biology's Most Baffling Beasts. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sandford, Maggie Ryan and Rodica, Prato. Consider the Platypus: Evolution Through Biology's Most Baffling Beasts New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sandford, Maggie Ryan, and Rodica Prato. Consider the Platypus: Evolution Through Biology's Most Baffling Beasts First edition., Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2019.

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