Teachers at schools, colleges, and universities often require a quick resource to comparative data. Studies have shown that students' questions are usually morphological in character, involving properties such as body size and weight. The tables presented here were compiled to put an end to the time-consuming search for such data. None of those figures or superlatives that might seem exotic to the layman is left out.
Much of the data, due to its nature, has long been known and is thus found primarily in older literature, which is not always easy to procure; the most recent research findings, however, have also been incorporated. Even though these tables, given their specialized topics, are chiefly aimed at biologists, most of them offer the lay reader many items of interest.
Amazing Numbers in Biology was translated from the 6th German edition. Rainer Flindt is a professor at the Pedagogical University of Ludwigsburg, Germany. He specializes in training biology teachers.
Amazing Numbers in Biology
Springer 2006, 295 pp.
Softcover EUR 29.95, £19.95, $29.95, sFr 54.50
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