Winners in Life's Race

by Arabella B. Buckley

Description:  A fascinating survey of the backboned family, starting with fish and amphibians and moving on to reptiles, birds, and mammals of land and sea, detailing not only their life cycles and the structure and function of their anatomical features, but also how they interacted with each other and changing environmental conditions. Dozens of illustrations are included, some with labels for students to copy into their notebooks and others showing animals in their natural habitats. The reader is encouraged throughout to think along with the author, considering this and wondering about that, and in the end marveling at the wonders of creation. Sequel to Life and Her Children which provides an in-depth description of the invertebrates.

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Ages:  13-18
Length:  360 pages
Format:  Paperback
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2021
ISBN:  978-1-63334-155-5 
Genres:  Science, Biology

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Table of Contents

1. The Threshold of Backboned Life
2. How the quaint old Fishes of Ancient Times have lived on into our day
3. The Bony Fish, and how they have spread over Sea, and Lake, and River
4. How the Backboned Animals pass from Water-Breathing to Air-Breathing, and find their Way out upon the land
5. The Cold-Blooded Air-Breathers of the Globe in Times both Past and Present
6. The Feathered Conquerors of the Air—Part I. Their Wanderings over Sea and Marsh, Desert and Plain
7. The Feathered Conquerors of the Air—Part II. From Running to Flying, from Mound-Laying to Nest-Building, from Cry to Song
8. The Mammalia or Milk-Givers, the Simplest Suckling Mother, the Active Pouch-bearers, and the Imperfect-Toothed Animals
9. From the Lower and Small Milk-Givers which find safety in concealment, to the Intelligent Apes and Monkeys
10. The large milk-givers which have conquered the world by strength and intelligence
11. How the Backboned Animals have returned to the Water, and Large Milk-Givers imitate the fish
12. A Bird’s-Eye View of the Rise and Progress of Backboned Life

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