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The Animal World (Paperback) Loot Price: R374 Discovery Miles 3 740
The Animal World (Paperback): Frederick William Gamble
The Animal World (Paperback): Frederick William Gamble

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The Animal World (Paperback)

Frederick William Gamble

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: B. Median fin without supports. Paired limbs with digits? a. With gills at least in early life Amphibia. P. Without gills at any period? a. Skull with one knob for support to vertebrae. aa. Without feathers . . . Reptilia. bb. With feathers Birds. b. Skull with two knobs for support Mammals. CHAPTER II MOVEMENTS, SUCCESSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ANIMALS Movement is one of the attributes of being. Though not generally recognized among plants, it is nevertheless a property of plant-life, though a property that is exerted only in a reticent fashion. In many animals, on the other hand, movement is a dominant note, and we often instinctively use it as a means of distinguishing animals from their surroundings when walking over the country side. Such movements, both in amount and finish, vary greatly. A sponge exhibits no active change of position. A polype or sea-squirt moves its tentacles only or shrinks into its shell, a hibernating hamster sleeps forhalf the year and a scale insect never moves. On the other hand, a whale, a lark, or a dragonfly is the embodiment of abounding energy and a hovering-fly the acme of poise. The principle of reserve, of not working up to breaking strain, is well seen in the usually slow movements of quadrupeds. A herd of deer moves slowly until an alarm excites them. The chief reason for movement is to be found in the need for seeking food. Plants, living as they do, on air and water, can grow and multiply without obvious change of place. Animals are unable to make a synthesis of air and water. They require either solid or liquid organic substances, and only after analyzing these are they able to synthesize the products of analysis into living matter. Hence animals must either collect organic matter or go seeking it. This quest ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Frederick William Gamble
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 52
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-61929-5
Barcode: 9780217619295
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-61929-0

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