Relics: Travels in Nature's Time Machine

Author(s): Piotr Naskrecki

World Natural History

Horseshoe crabs are far from the only contemporary manifestation of Earth's distant past. This book leads readers on a journey through those lingering traces of a lost world. It begins by defining the concept of a relic - a creature or habitat that, while acted upon by evolution, remains similar to its earliest manifestations in the fossil record.

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"Imagine Gulliver just back from Lilliput. That is the entirely pleasurable feeling a reader will have after traveling through The Smaller Majority. Among the spineless wonders captured in macrophotos are giraffe weevils, tiger beetles, ant lions, shovel-snouted lizards and even a ghost-crab, dancing.... Small is beautiful-and powerful, too." -Patti Hagan, Wall Street Journal "Relics is an exciting, adventure-filled, and scientifically important presentation by one of the world's best naturalists and photographers." -E. O. Wilson "This is more than a collection of excellent photographs and words-it is one person's private view of the small majority's world, one person's ardent, even passionate, attempt to help others get closer and understand the wildlife in miniature that surrounds us all. And his passion is infectious." -Richard Jones, BBC Wildlife"

Piotr Naskrecki is an entomologist and a research associate with the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Smaller Majority.

General Fields

  • : 9780226568706
  • : University of Chicago Press
  • : University of Chicago Press
  • : 1.458
  • : October 2011
  • : 235mm X 235mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Piotr Naskrecki
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 590
  • : 384
  • : 414 colour plates