Attenborough, Sir David.

Reptiles and amphibians ruled the world for nearly 200 million years and today there are still over 12,500 of them. Some are huge, the deadliest creatures on earth. Some are tiny, among the strangest to be found anywhere. Together they not only outnumber mammals or birds but in their colourful variety and extraordinary behaviour, they far surpass them. So where did these ancient creatures come from? How have they transformed themselves into the bizarre and beautiful forms that are alive today? And what’s the secret of their epic success?

In Life in Cold Blood, Sir David traces the story of their evolution and overturns the myth that these creatures are just primitive killers to reveal them for what they truly are. The final chapter in David Attenborough’s overview of life on planet earth, this is the story of the most successful creatures ever to walk on land.

Accompanies the 5-part BBC series.

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Ebury Press, February 2008.  288 pages, Large octavo, hardcover, dustwrapper, colour photographs.

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Weight 1090 g