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Author Kenney, Karen Latchana, author.

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

Publication Info. Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019]
copyright 2019


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  571.8 KENNEY    ---  Available
Description 104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The whale that got away -- Bowhead whales: slow, cold, and very old -- Greenland sharks: arctic ancients -- A hydra and a jellyfish: near immortals -- Glass sponge reefs and stromatolites: back from the dead -- Tuatara: reptile relics -- Pando and King clone: persistent plants -- Inside DNA : searching for longevity genes.
Indexed In: Junior Library Guild
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.
Audience Ages 14 & up.
Grades 9 & up.
1100L Lexile.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject Aging -- Genetic aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- Longevity -- Juvenile literature.
Longevity -- Juvenile literature.
Physiology -- Juvenile literature.
Aging -- Genetic aspects.
Animals -- Longevity.
Aging -- Genetic aspects.
ISBN 9781512483727 (hardcover) : 17.30

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