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The Resource Evolution : the whole story, general editor, Steve Parker ; foreword by Alice Roberts

Evolution : the whole story, general editor, Steve Parker ; foreword by Alice Roberts

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Evolution : the whole story
Title
Evolution
Title remainder
the whole story
Statement of responsibility
general editor, Steve Parker ; foreword by Alice Roberts
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Evolution: The Whole Story provides an in-depth account of evolution, one of the ultimate keystone theories in modern science. Ten experts survey how each of Earth's major groups of living things diversified and evolved through time. Using visual features that make the story comprehensible, the book gives readers, even those with no previous knowledge of the topic, a clear understanding of evolution and how it brought us to the present day
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ This book is a gorgeously illustrated and utterly fascinating history of the planet Earth and the millions of life forms that have called it home. Parker (The Human Body Book), a prolific science writer, synthesizes the most up-to-date knowledge of evolutionary science for educated general readers in this accessible, chronological guide. Evolution encompasses "the changes undergone by living things through time," and it is therefore the story of our world. Parker divides the book into seven chapters that cover eons, during which life very gradually evolved from primordial microbes into invertebrate creatures, plants, fish and amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Every single page contains full-colour images of fossils and living animals, as well as superb artistic renderings of long-extinct creatures great and small. Parker provides vital information on each species—sea floor–crawling trilobites, flesh-tearing terrestrial dinosaurs, ape-like early human ancestors, and more—including scientific names, life cycles, habitats, taxonomic groups, and fossil records. Modestly priced for such a richly detailed hardcover, this book is the essential story of life on earth, and it belongs on the shelf of everyone who is interested in that story. Illus. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed September 28, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 39, p)
  • The focal point of this evolutionary history is that 99 percent of the planet's plant and animal species perished prior to the present day. Under the aegis of editor Parker (senior scientific fellow, Zoological Soc. of London), a group of expert contributors present thematic essays that trace the evolution of particular subgroups as they appeared on Earth, from the earliest single-cell organisms to human beings to the fascinating creatures that rose and then vanished (such as giant sea spiders) along the way. VERDICT With a variety of maps, time lines, and full-color photos accompanying the text, this immersive tour of Earth's history will appeal to readers of all ages. --Judy Quinn (Reviewed 03/01/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 4, p121)
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Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1952-
  • 1974-
  • 1975 June 20-
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  • Parker, Steve
  • Roberts, Alice M.
  • Brooks, Petra
  • Gray, Leon
  • Green, Dan
  • Jackson, Tom
  • Naish, Darren
  • Palmer, Douglas
  • Snedden, Robert
  • Sparrow, Giles
  • Taylor, Michael P.
  • Walters, Martin
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  • Evolution (Biology)
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Zoology
  • Evolution (Biology)
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the whole story
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Label
Evolution : the whole story, general editor, Steve Parker ; foreword by Alice Roberts
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Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Contributors: Petra Brooks, Leon Gray, Dan Green, Tom Jackson, Darren Naish, Douglas Palmer, Steve Parker, Robert Snedden, Giles Sparrow, Mike Taylor, and Martin Walters
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Alice Roberts -- Introduction -- Ages of the earth -- Earliest life -- Plants -- Invertebrates -- Fish and amphibians -- Reptiles -- Birds -- Mammals/
Control code
1522316
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
576 pages
Isbn
9781770854819
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781770854819
  • (OCoLC)902919601
Label
Evolution : the whole story, general editor, Steve Parker ; foreword by Alice Roberts
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Contributors: Petra Brooks, Leon Gray, Dan Green, Tom Jackson, Darren Naish, Douglas Palmer, Steve Parker, Robert Snedden, Giles Sparrow, Mike Taylor, and Martin Walters
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Alice Roberts -- Introduction -- Ages of the earth -- Earliest life -- Plants -- Invertebrates -- Fish and amphibians -- Reptiles -- Birds -- Mammals/
Control code
1522316
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
576 pages
Isbn
9781770854819
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781770854819
  • (OCoLC)902919601

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