The Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Natural History - R. J. Lincoln; G. A. BoxshallCambridge University Press, 1987, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “The Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Natural History is a concise dictionary of organisms and their ecology containing over 10000 entries. The dictionary covers not just the more common and familiar forms but the entire spectrum of life — plants, animals, and micro-organisms. The topics include habitats, lifestyles, associations, feeding, reproductive strategies, behaviour and physiology, as well as the taxonomic names of all groups of living organisms, based on a modern system of classification. Definitions give brief details of structure, biology, distribution, diversity, and are cross-indexed with the most widely used common names. For the majority of flowering plants, vertebrate animals and some insects the classification is taken down to family level. Fossil groups are also covered but in a more selective manner with an emphasis on well-known names. To add a visual dimension to some of the definitions the text on animal and plant taxa is complemented by about 700 illustrations of typical or familiar forms that are representative of the groups. Additional charts and tables give biogeographical areas, geological time scales, ocean currents, and other useful schemes of zonation and scaling.”
Illustrator: Roberta Smith
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 413
£7.50 (Now Sold)