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Tudge, Colin

Overview
Works: 135 works in 474 publications in 8 languages and 18,640 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Popular works  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QH83, 582.16
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Most widely held works by Colin Tudge
The variety of life : a survey and a celebration of all the creatures that have ever lived by Colin Tudge( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Variety of Life achieves in one volume what most people would think impossible. It introduces all the principal groups of creatures that are now believed to have existed in the history of the Earth. It reveals their astonishing range of form and lifestyle, showing in passing that animals and plants are really very similar, compared to many (or most) of the rest. Yet it shows how all earthly creatures are related to all the others, despite the vast differences between them. The Variety of Life also explains how biologists have arrived at their present understanding of life's diversity, describing and assessing the state of our knowledge as the new millennium begins." "The Variety of Life is for everyone who is interested in living things: professionals, casual naturalists, and indeed anyone with any curiosity at all."--Jacket
The tree : a natural history of what trees are, how they live, and why they matter by Colin Tudge( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the world of trees, journeying around the world to explore the facts, characteristics, natural history, life cycles, evolution, and environmental impact of trees and forests
The second creation : Dolly and the age of biological control by Ian Wilmut( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The cloning of Dolly in 1996 from the cell of an adult sheep was a pivotal moment in history." "In this definitive account, the scientists who accomplished this stunning feat explain their hypotheses and experiments, their conclusions, and the implications of their work. Researchers have already incorporated into sheep the gene for human factor IX, a blood-clotting protein used to treat hemophilia. In the future, cultures of mammary cells may prove to be valuable donor material, and genetically modified animal organs may be transplanted into humans." "But what are the ethical issues raised by this pioneering research, and how are we to reconcile them with the enormous possibilities?"--Jacket
The impact of the gene : from Mendel's peas to designer babies by Colin Tudge( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The science of genetics holds the key to an enhanced understanding of the human makeup and allows for new ways of approaching such issues as the prevention of hereditary diseases and the effective conservation of endangered species. But genetic technologies are also instruments of tremendous power, and with this constantly expanding knowledge comes the responsibility of using it wisely. Cloning, genetically engineered crops, the research and results of the Human Genome Project, and the possibility of "designer babies" continue to force challenging choices on society. In The Impact of the Gene Colin Tudge provides new insights into the ethics of modern genetics and raises the question of what criteria we must use with regard to this extraordinary and unprecedented power."--Jacket
The time before history : 5 million years of human impact by Colin Tudge( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tudge paints a broad canvas of our last 5 million years with fascinating descriptions of the waxing and waning of species and populations because of climate changes and plate tectonics, including massive migrations around the planet; the fabulous animals that covered the earth when our ancestors first emerged; the unique and exquisitely destructive characteristics of the first neo-apes, from their ability to exploit the savanna while living safely in the trees to the advantages of the rotating shoulder joint, which permitted missile throwing and thus changed the risk-reward balance of hunting forever. Drawing upon the disciplines of geology, anthropology, archaeology, earth science, and climatology, the Time Before History is the first popular account of this critical period and is a truly original contribution to the intertwined narratives of humanity and its planet
Last animals at the zoo : how mass extinction can be stopped by Colin Tudge( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om de zoologiske havers arbejde med at redde og bevare truede dyrearter
The link : uncovering our earliest ancestor by Colin Tudge( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Tudge tells the history of Ida--a perfectly fossilized early primate predating the most famous primate fossil, Lucy, by 44 million years--and her place in the world. At the same time, he explains how Ida opens a stunningly evocative window into our past and changes what we know about primate evolution and, ultimately, our own
The bird : a natural history of who birds are, where they came from, and how they live by Colin Tudge( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the evolutionary origins and future prospects of the avian class, covering such topics as the first proto-bird-dinosaurs and the differences between birds and mammals, in a guide that also introduces bird taxonomic order
Global ecology by Colin Tudge( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and Italian and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Environment of life( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Dutch and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Via informatie over het functioneren van de natuur en het optreden van de mens in die natuur wordt zowel een beeld geschetst van het gedrag van dieren en van de ontwikkeling van de aarde als van de bedreigingen die er zijn voor natuur en milieu
The famine business by Colin Tudge( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food crops for the future : the development of plant resources by Colin Tudge( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret life of trees by Colin Tudge( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the tallest to the smallest, trees inspire wonder, and in The Secret Life of Trees Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden right round the world, bringing back the stories and facts behind the trees around us: from how they live so long, and how they really work, to how they talk to each other, and why they came to exist in the first place. Full of rich and surprising stories, The Secret Life of Trees will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them."--Jacket
Feeding people is easy by Colin Tudge( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food for the future by Colin Tudge( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains modern methods of food production, problems with these methods, and examines alternatives including organic farming and genetic engineering
In Mendel's footnotes : an introduction to the science and technologies of genes and genetics from the Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-Second by Colin Tudge( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future food : politics, philosophy and recipes for the 21st century by Colin Tudge( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second creation : the age of biological control by the scientists who cloned Dolly by Ian Wilmut( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why genes are not selfish and people are nice : a challenge to the dangerous ideas that dominate our lives by Colin Tudge( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern world is dominated by ideas that are threatening to kill us: that life is one long battle from conception to grave; that all creatures, including human beings, are driven by their selfish DNA; that the universe is just stuff, for us to use at will. These ideas are seen as emerging from science and hard-nosed philosophy, and become self-fulfilling. They have led us to create a world in perpetual strife, that is unjust and in many ways precarious. This remarkable book by an experienced author and thinker argues there's another way of looking at the world that is just as rooted in modern science, and yet says precisely the opposite: that life is in fact cooperative; all creatures, including human beings, are basically nice; that there's more to the 'stuff' of the world than meets the eye. This book is both a powerful call to rethink our assumptions, and a message of hope for those who believe we're doomed to self-destruction
The Engineer in the Garden by Colin Tudge( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The variety of life : a survey and a celebration of all the creatures that have ever lived
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Colin Tudge britischer Wissenschaftsautor und Rundfunkjournalist

Colin Tudge British writer

Colin Tudge Brits journalist

Colin Tudge escriptor britànic

Colin Tudge escritor británico

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The tree : a natural history of what trees are, how they live, and why they matterThe second creation : Dolly and the age of biological controlThe impact of the gene : from Mendel's peas to designer babiesThe time before history : 5 million years of human impactLast animals at the zoo : how mass extinction can be stoppedThe link : uncovering our earliest ancestorThe bird : a natural history of who birds are, where they came from, and how they liveThe Environment of life