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Evolution

Evolution

by Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu
     
 

ISBN-10: 160980368X

ISBN-13: 9781609803681

Pub. Date: 11/15/2011

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Now updated and presented in a smaller format with fifteen new gorgeous photographs, Evolution steps beyond the debate and presents the undeniable truth of Darwin's theory, showing through skeletons both obscure and commonplace, but always intriguing, the process by which life has transformed itself, again and again.

Here is a powerful pairing: two

Overview

Now updated and presented in a smaller format with fifteen new gorgeous photographs, Evolution steps beyond the debate and presents the undeniable truth of Darwin's theory, showing through skeletons both obscure and commonplace, but always intriguing, the process by which life has transformed itself, again and again.

Here is a powerful pairing: two hundred stark black-and-white photographs produced by Patrick Gries in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History in Paris are accompanied by text from scientist and documentarian Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu. The result is a revealing collection that profoundly illustrates the key themes of evolution—homology, convergence, adaptation, polymorphism, and more. 

Spectacular, mysterious, elegant, or grotesque, the vertebrate skeletons of Earth's fossil record carry within them the traces of several billion years of evolution. Evolution, a resounding success on its initial publication in 2007, is a unique and beautiful attempt to provide a map of those billion years in time. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609803681
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.76(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

Creation stories6
Fossils and fairytales8
Victims of the flood10
Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck12
Extinct animals14
A series of catastrophes16
Dinosaur frenzy18
Charles Darwin20
Living evidence22
Animal and plant distribution24
Fossil evidence26
The age of the Earth28
Artificial selection30
Variation and inheritance32
The struggle for existence34
Natural selection36
Understanding adaptation38
How new species are formed40
Living intermediates42
Fossil intermediates44
Jumps and gaps46
Ladders and branches48
Gregor Mendel50
Solving the DNA puzzle52
The molecular evidence54
The origin of life56
Science and belief58
History of life60
Up to the present62
Index64

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