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August 22, 2019

The Smallest Book Of The Biggest Events

A book is a set of papers that can be:  written, printed, illustrated, or blank. The most common materials for books are: ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, regardless of the material most of the time a book is fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is called a leaf, and each side of a leaf is called a page. A set of text-filled or illustrated pages produced in electronic format is known as an electronic book, or e-book.

Books may also refer to works of literature, or a main division of such a work. In library and information science, a book is called a monograph, to distinguish it from serial periodicals such as magazines, journals or newspapers. The body of all written works including books is literature.

In novels and sometimes other types of books, a book can be divided into several large sections, also called books (example: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, and so on). An avid reader of books is a bibliophile or colloquially, bookworm.

A shop where books are bought and sold is a bookshop or bookstore. Books can also be borrowed from libraries. It is estimated that as of 2010, approximately 130,000,000 unique titles had been published.

This Is The Smallest Chameleon Ever

Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized cladeof lizards. They are distinguished by their parrot-like zygodactylous feet, their separately mobile and stereoscopic eyes, their very long, highly modified, and rapidly extrudable tongues, their swaying gait, the possession by many of a prehensile tail, crests or horns on their distinctively shaped heads, and the ability of some to change color. Uniquely adapted for climbing and visual hunting, the approximately 160 species of chameleon range from Africa, Madagascar, Spain and Portugal, across south Asia, to Sri Lanka, have been introduced to Hawaii, California and Florida, and are found in warm habitats that vary from rain forest to desert conditions. Chameleons are often kept as household pets. The English word chameleon (also chamaeleon) derives from Latin chamaeleō, a borrowing of the Ancient Greek χαμαιλέων (khamailéōn), a compound of χαμαί (khamaí) “on the ground” and λέων (léōn) “lion”. The Greek word is a calquetranslating the Akkadian nēš qaqqari, “Water lion”. The oldest known chameleon is Anqingosaurus brevicephalus from the Middle Paleocene (about 58.7-61.7 mya) of China. Other chameleon fossils include Chamaeleo caroliquarti from the Lower Miocene (about 13-23 mya) of the Czech Republic and Germany, and Chamaeleo intermedius from the Upper Miocene (about 5-13 mya) of Kenya. The chameleons are probably far older than that, perhaps sharing a common ancestor with iguanids and agamids more than 100mya (agamids being more closely related). Since fossils have been found in Africa, Europe and Asia, chameleons were certainly once more widespread than they are today. And since nearly half of all chameleon species today are found in Madagascar, chameleons may originate from there. Monophyly of the family is supported by several studies.

 


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