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Metamorphosis: Unmasking the Mystery of How Life Transforms (Paperback)
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Metamorphosis: Unmasking the Mystery of How Life Transforms (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 27/04/2012
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In this enchanting work of scientific exploration, acclaimed science author Frank Ryan explains how metamorphosis - the intricate trick of nature by which caterpillars transform into butterflies - reveals secrets that are shaking the scientific world. Ryan brings to life the work of pioneering naturalists who have traced metamorphosis in myriad species, from amphibians to marine creatures, even human puberty, to rewrite some of our longest-held beliefs about evolution. Lyrical and provocative, The Mystery of Metamorphosis offers a new understanding of some of the most ancient miracles of the nature.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781851689132
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


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"A well-researched piece of popular science... Ryan successfully shows that a deeper knowledge of metamorphosis could have far-reaching consequences." * The Big Issue *
"A brilliant book...a superb story, some excellent scientific insights, and a fascinating theory. Recommended." Brian Clegg * PopularScience.co.uk *

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“From the horse's mouth”

Frank Ryan’s book Metamorphosis is not all about me, but the greater part of it is. He puts forward my ideas on larvae and metamorphosis, and why, when and where I came to adopt them. Reading a book about oneself is a... More

Paperback edition
27th August 2011
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“The key is frank”

Sheer brilliance,this book is up there with Richard Dawkins Blindwatchmaker as one of the most absorbing,illuminating and accessible treatises i have ever read.From the start it reads almost like a detective... More

Paperback edition
30th September 2011
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