220 pp., index, charts and further reading. Spine slightly slanted, ex-library w/ 2 small stamps. DJ in protective cover taped to boards. A bright, attractive copy.
A beautifully illustrated reference book of natural history/ecology of the living world. Each section begins with an introduction by David Attenborough. Sections include: "Global Patterns: The shape of the living world," "Habitat Patterns: The realms of nature," "Niche Patterns: Worlds within worlds," "Changing Patterns: The dynamics of living," "The Human Impact: Forces of the future," and "A Catalog of Life." Extensive charts and maps as well as stunning photographs.; Ex-Library; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall