Why Elephants Have Big Ears by Chris Lavers
Understanding Patterns of Life on Earth

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Why Elephants Have Big Ears is the result of one man's lifelong quest to understand why the creatures of the earth appear and act as they do. In a wry manner and personal tone, Chris Lavers explores and solves some of nature's most challenging evolutionary mysteries, such as why birds are small and plentiful, why rivers and lakes are dominated by the few remaining large reptiles, why most of the large land-dwellers are mammals, and many more.
 

About Chris Lavers

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Chris Lavers is a lecturer at the School of Geography, University of Nottingham, England, from which he holds a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology. His work has been published in numerous journals and magazines, including New Statesman.
 
Published May 4, 2000 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 304 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Provocative stabs at answering the really big questions regarding wildlife biology, the ones seemingly skipped over when the Victorians tidied up their discipline of natural history.

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Why Elephants Have Big Ears Chris Lavers Phoenix £7.99 Buy it at a discount at BOL Watching David Attenborough's wildlife series as a child, Chris Lavers found the great whispering ringmaster's failure to "grapple with the really obvious questions" - why, for example, are there so few big r...

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