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The Resource Evolution : what the fossils say and why it matters, Donald R. Prothero ; with original Illustrations by Carl Buell

Evolution : what the fossils say and why it matters, Donald R. Prothero ; with original Illustrations by Carl Buell

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Evolution : what the fossils say and why it matters
Title
Evolution
Title remainder
what the fossils say and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Donald R. Prothero ; with original Illustrations by Carl Buell
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Language
eng
Summary
An entertaining and rigorous history of the transitional forms and series found in the fossil record. Its engaging narrative of scientific discovery and well-grounded analysis has led to the book's widespread adoption in courses that teach the nature and value of fossil evidence for evolution. Evolution tackles systematics and cladistics, rock dating, neo-Darwinism, and macroevolution. It includes extensive coverage of the primordial soup, invertebrate transitions, the development of the backbone, the reign of the dinosaurs, and the transformation from early hominid to modern human. The book also details the many alleged "missing links" in the fossil record, including some of the most recent discoveries that flesh out the fossil timeline and the evolutionary process. --Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE721.2.E85
LC item number
P76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Evolution : what the fossils say and why it matters, Donald R. Prothero ; with original Illustrations by Carl Buell
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-411) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Why people do not accept evolution -- To the reader: Is evolution a threat to your religious beliefs? -- Prologue: Fossils and evolution -- Preface to the second edition -- Acknowledgments -- Part I. Evolution and the fossil record. The nature of science ; Science and creationism ; The fossil record ; The evolution of evolution ; Systematics and evolution -- Part II. Evolution? : the fossils say yes! Life's origins ; Cambrian "explosion" - or "slow fuse"? ; Spineless wonders of evolution ; Fish tales ; Fish out of water ; Onto the land and back to the sea : the amniotes ; Dinosaurs evolve - and fly ; Mammalian explosion ; Bossies and blowholes ; The ape's reflection? ; Why does it matter?
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xx, 427 pages
Isbn
9780231180641
Lccn
2016057025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967417582
Label
Evolution : what the fossils say and why it matters, Donald R. Prothero ; with original Illustrations by Carl Buell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Why people do not accept evolution -- To the reader: Is evolution a threat to your religious beliefs? -- Prologue: Fossils and evolution -- Preface to the second edition -- Acknowledgments -- Part I. Evolution and the fossil record. The nature of science ; Science and creationism ; The fossil record ; The evolution of evolution ; Systematics and evolution -- Part II. Evolution? : the fossils say yes! Life's origins ; Cambrian "explosion" - or "slow fuse"? ; Spineless wonders of evolution ; Fish tales ; Fish out of water ; Onto the land and back to the sea : the amniotes ; Dinosaurs evolve - and fly ; Mammalian explosion ; Bossies and blowholes ; The ape's reflection? ; Why does it matter?
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xx, 427 pages
Isbn
9780231180641
Lccn
2016057025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967417582

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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