In Search of Deep Time: Beyond the Fossil Record to a New History of Life
Cladistics—the science of comparison—is transforming the way paleontologists view evolution. In Search of Deep Time strips away conventional assumptions about the evolution of life to reveal a world that may be far stranger and more humbling than had been previously imagined. The concept of deep time was first used by John McPhee to describe intervals of time incomprehensibly greater than our daily experience. Henry Gee explains the rise of cladistics as the best technique for making sense of the organic changes that unfold within deep time.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - waltzmn - www.librarything.com
Let it be noted that I did not know what I was getting into. I got this book because it was described as an introduction to cladistics -- that is, the scientific (mathematical!) discipline of ... Read full review
IN SEARCH OF DEEP TIME: Beyond the Fossil Record to a New History of LifeUser Review - Kirkus
A persuasive as well as convivial introduction to cladistics—paleontology's answer to the discontinuities of Deep Time—from science writer Gee (Nature magazine). For some 50 years now, as Gee ... Read full review