The Resource Darwin comes to town : how the urban jungle drives evolution, Menno Schilthuizen

Darwin comes to town : how the urban jungle drives evolution, Menno Schilthuizen

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Darwin comes to town : how the urban jungle drives evolution
Title
Darwin comes to town
Title remainder
how the urban jungle drives evolution
Statement of responsibility
Menno Schilthuizen
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Language
eng
Summary
We are marching towards a future in which three-quarters of humans live in cities, more than half of the landmass of the planet is urbanized, and the rest is covered by farms, pasture, and plantations. Increasingly, as we become ever more city-centric, species and ecosystems crafted by millions of years of evolution teeter on the brink of extinction - or have already disappeared. A growing band of 'urban ecologists' is beginning to realize that natural selection is not so easily stopped. They are finding that more and more plants and animals are adopting new ways of living in the seemingly hostile environments of asphalt and steel that we humans have created. Carrion crows in the Japanese city of Sendai, for example, have learned to use passing traffic to crack nuts for them; otters and bobcats, no longer persecuted by humans, are waiting at the New York City gates; superb fairy-wrens in Australia have evolved different mating structures for nesting in strips of vegetation along roads; while distinct populations of London underground mosquitoes have been fashioned by the varied tube line environments. Menno Schilthuizen shows us that evolution can happen far more rapidly than Darwin had dared dream
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AU@
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576.85
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Darwin comes to town : how the urban jungle drives evolution, Menno Schilthuizen
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Darwin comes to town : how the urban jungle drives evolution, Menno Schilthuizen
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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on1023617576
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24 cm.
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344 pages
Isbn
9781786481092
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1023617576

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