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Palmer, Douglas
Evolution : the story of life / Douglas Palmer ; illustrated by Peter Barrett
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QH360.2 .P35 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Evolution (Biology) -- Encyclopedias
Evolution (Biology) -- Pictorial works
Physical Description 367 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm
Note Twenty p. on folded leaves, unfold to 30 x 50 cm
Published in association with the Natural History Museum (London) to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of his On the origin of species
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents Introduction. What is evolution? ; Putting life in order -- How to use this book -- The science of evolution. Darwin ; Origin and beyond ; Time and life ; The pattern of life ; What are fossils? ; The variety of fossils ; Reconstructing the past ; Evolution today -- The story of evolution : one hundred illustrated site reconstructions -- The trees of life -- Site gazetteer -- Species listing
Summary "Evolution" recreates the 3.5 billion-year story of life on Earth in stunning detail through vivid full-color illustrations and graphics, the latest scientific information, and hundreds of photographs--a beautifully detailed panorama of communities from microbes to humankind that have lived on the planet's continents and in its oceans
Alternate Author Natural History Museum (London, England)

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