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Extreme longevity : discovering Earth's oldest organisms / Karen Latchana Kenney.

Book Book ([2019])
Description: 104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Publisher: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019]
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Marblehead. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Marblehead Teen Nonfiction Y 571.879 KENNEY 2019 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781512483727 : LIB
  • ISBN: 1512483729 : LIB
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction : The whale that got away -- Slow, cold, and old : Bowhead whales -- Arctic ancients : Greenland sharks -- Near immortals : Hydra and Turritopsis -- Aged colonies : Glass sponges and stromatolites -- Reptile relics : Tuatara -- Persistent plants : King clone and Pando -- Inside DNA : searching for longevity genes.
Summary:
"Some creatures can outlive humans by centuries. Readers will learn about these extreme examples of longevity in the animal kingdom, how aging happens, and what genes help animals to live so long."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience:
Ages 13-18.
Grades 9 to 12.
Citation: Kenney, Karen Latchana. "Extreme longevity : discovering Earth's oldest organisms." Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, 2019.

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