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The Resource Written in stone : evolution, the fossil record, and our place in nature, Brian Switek

Written in stone : evolution, the fossil record, and our place in nature, Brian Switek

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Written in stone : evolution, the fossil record, and our place in nature
Title
Written in stone
Title remainder
evolution, the fossil record, and our place in nature
Statement of responsibility
Brian Switek
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Demonstrates the exponential increase in fossils that have been found since Darwin first published "On the origin of species," while focusing on evidence for the evolution of major lineages, from reptiles to birds and from fish to tetrapods. Also explains at length how whales, horses, and humans evolved, marshaling compelling fossil evidence and combining it with information from molecular biology
Summary
Proposes that the strides made in paleontology have helped with understanding evolution, and discusses how fossils, prominent scientists, technology, and other factors have each influenced the theory's development. This book is about the epic quest for missing links and other myths about evolution
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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374562
Cataloging source
JAI
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Switek, Brian
Dewey number
599.93/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Human evolution
  • Fossil hominids
  • Fossils
Target audience
adult
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evolution, the fossil record and our place in nature
Label
Written in stone : evolution, the fossil record, and our place in nature, Brian Switek
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [272]-303) and index
Contents
Missing links -- The living rock -- Moving mountains -- From fins to fingers -- Footprints and feathers on the sands of time -- The meek inherit the Earth -- As monstrous as a whale -- Behemoth -- On a last leg -- Through the looking glass -- Time and chance
Control code
ocn681741894
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9781934137291
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)681741894
Label
Written in stone : evolution, the fossil record, and our place in nature, Brian Switek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [272]-303) and index
Contents
Missing links -- The living rock -- Moving mountains -- From fins to fingers -- Footprints and feathers on the sands of time -- The meek inherit the Earth -- As monstrous as a whale -- Behemoth -- On a last leg -- Through the looking glass -- Time and chance
Control code
ocn681741894
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9781934137291
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)681741894

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