3 edition of Grzimeks animal life encyclopedia found in the catalog.
Translation of Tierleben.
|Statement||Van Nostrand Reinhold|
|Publishers||Van Nostrand Reinhold|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 81 p. :|
|Number of Pages||73|
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Similar to the first edition written by noted zoologist Bernard Grzimek and published in 1972, the second edition covers all types of animals in geographic areas around the world. These experiences had a significant impact on my early intellectual and even spiritual development. I remember waking one morning and, there, perched on the tip of the stick was a large moth, slowly moving its delicate, light green wings in the early morning sunlight.
Yet, throughout this wonderful tapestry of living creatures, there runs a single thread: Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA. To my inexperienced eyes, it was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen. I brought the cocoon back to my room and placed it in a jar on top of my dresser.
The large, silky capsule was attached to a stick. I had collected a cocoon in a field near my home in early spring. One event I can recall most vividly. Our ancient connection to the living world may drive our curiosity, and perhaps also explain our seemingly insatiable desire for information about animals and nature.
I knew it was a moth, but did not know which species. Yet, each time I encounter a new and unusual animal or habitat my heart still races with the same excitement of my youth.
The existence of DNA, an elegant, twisted organic molecule that is the building block of all life, is perhaps the best evidence that all living organisms on this planet share a common ancestry.
Not wanting to suffer my ignorance any longer, I reached immediately for my Golden Guide to North American Insects and searched through the section on moths and butterflies.