Evolution

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Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of evolution. Superb full-color photography of animals, plants, bones, fossils, and scientific experiments brings to life the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of the natural world.
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Overview

Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of evolution. Superb full-color photography of animals, plants, bones, fossils, and scientific experiments brings to life the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of the natural world.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780824210632
  • Publisher: Wilson, H.W., Company, The
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Reference Shelf 2006 Ser.
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Creation stories 6
Fossils and fairytales 8
Victims of the flood 10
Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck 12
Extinct animals 14
A series of catastrophes 16
Dinosaur frenzy 18
Charles Darwin 20
Living evidence 22
Animal and plant distribution 24
Fossil evidence 26
The age of the Earth 28
Artificial selection 30
Variation and inheritance 32
The struggle for existence 34
Natural selection 36
Understanding adaptation 38
How new species are formed 40
Living intermediates 42
Fossil intermediates 44
Jumps and gaps 46
Ladders and branches 48
Gregor Mendel 50
Solving the DNA puzzle 52
The molecular evidence 54
The origin of life 56
Science and belief 58
History of life 60
Up to the present 62
Index 64
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