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The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers, and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath our Feet

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Being surface-dwellers, most of us give little thought to what happens underground, but we probably should. This book will open your eyes to all the amazing things that happen or have happened literally beneath our feet. Digging or burrowing, or even borrowing others’ burrows, has been a surprisingly successful survival technique, not only for modern animals (and even people!) but beginning way back in the early eons of prehistory. The Evolution Underground tells this story in a riveting, irresistible narrative that includes tortoises who completely terraform the ecology of their Georgia homes; lungfishes who escaped into burrows as they crossed the land during the early Devonian period; crabs, burrowing owls, naked mole rats; and a host of early ancestors. The writing is wry, dry, and very entertaining, making this fascinating story even more enjoyable. The author links modern observations and prehistoric investigations in clear parallels, making the distant past accessible and even fun. Much rests on what happens below ground; this is a wonderful peek into this huge (and essential) part of our natural world.

Reviewed By:
Author:
Anthony J. Martin
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
400 pages
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Publish Date:
2017-Feb-07
ISBN:
9781681773124
ASIN:
1681773120
Issue:
September 2017
Category:
Science & Nature
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Publication Date

2017-Feb-07

Format

Hard

Publisher

Pegasus Books

Issue

September 2017

Page Count

400 pages

ASIN

1681773120

ISBN

9781681773124

Star Count

5

Book Author

Anthony J. Martin

“The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers, and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath our Feet”

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