Evolution

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Hardcover, Random House Inc, 2011, ISBN13 9781609803681, ISBN10 160980368X

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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.

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Contributed by: Gries, Patrick
Contributed by: Asher, Linda
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publish Date: Nov 15, 2011
ISBN-13: 9781609803681
ISBN-10: 160980368X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 448
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.8 x 7.0 x 1.7
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