New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012, c2011.
1st U.S. ed.
xv, 332 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
"Originally published as Survivors in Great Britain by HarperPress, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, London."
Former Natural History Museum (London) paleontologist Fortey gives us the stories of those plants, animals, and other creatures that have survived from Earth's early days--the planet's "true marathon runners."
Includes bibliographical references and index.