Evolution: the story of life

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University of California Press, Nov 9, 2009 - Science - 367 pages
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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. At the heart of the book is an astonishing, beautifully detailed panorama by renowned illustrator Peter Barrett that, in 100 double-page site reconstructions, offers a freeze-frame view of the communities--from microbes to humankind--that have lived on our planet's continents and in its oceans. These groundbreaking artworks, based on the most recent findings at some of the most famous fossil sites around the world, are paired with an authoritative and highly informative text written for a wide audience of readers. A landmark project, published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of his book On the Origin of Species, Evolution has been produced in association with the Natural History Museum in London, one of the most important centers of evolution research in the world.The volume includes an index of the hundreds of species shown in the illustrations, introductory articles on evolution, and many other features, making it a must-have reference for all homes, schools, and libraries.

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User Review  - hyarrowen - LibraryThing

Surely one of the best books produced by high-quality publisher Dorling Kindersley, this history of life on Earth covers the fossil record from earliest times to the present day. Each geological ... Read full review

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User Review  - Denise - Goodreads

Beautifully done. I love the illustrations, putting the various creatures in appropriate environments. I can almost visualize this as an interactive website with the way that the windows point to ... Read full review

Contents

THE STORY OF EVOLUTION
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DETAILED CONTENTS
36
NAMA GROUP NAMIBIA AND SIBERIA RUSSIA
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Douglas Palmer is Lecturer at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and Supervisor in Natural Sciences (Geology) for Robinson College. He is the author of several books, including "Fossil Revolution "(2003); "Neanderthal "(2000), which accompanied the television series "Neanderthal; Atlas of the Prehistoric World "(1999); and "The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals "(1999); and "Life Before Man "(1997).

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