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5.0 out of 5 stars
A perfect present for all the family, 14 Dec 2009
A truly beautiful book which tells the remarkable stories of how certain species of animals and plants have adapted in order to survive. We picked up the book before seeing any of the TV series and were then inspired to watch it all on iplayer. The book and tv series compliment each other - but the book also stands alone as a natural history guide to the wonders of evolution. What I particularly liked was that it picks a small number of creatures and documents them with very readable descriptions and stunning photographs - so that it does the animals justice, rather than than cramming in too many species. The wealth of photographs means that it is accessible to the younger members of the family, too.