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Switek, Brian
Written in stone : evolution, the fossil record, and our place in nature / Brian Switek
1st ed
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  GN282 .S85 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Evolutionary paleobiology
Human evolution
Fossil hominids
Fossils
Evolution
Natural history
Science
Physical Description 320 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : 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
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
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