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Don's let the title fool you. The title may be Evolution but this book is about fossils and paleontology. It is one of the best books we have ever seen and a must have for anyone interested in fossils and past life on earth. You won't be disappointed.
Hardcover: 374 pages, 11.6 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches
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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.
Covering evolution from the worldwide fossil record, this lavishly illustrated source reflects the latest discoveries in paleontology, like early birds found in China and small hominids found in Indonesia. The book contains an introduction to evolution followed by chronologically arranged two-page spreads on “100 of the finest fossil sites.” Also found in the volume are a “Tree of Life” section that covers cladistics, an alphabetical gazetteer of the 100 sites, a species listing, a glossary, an index, and a foldout time line. The depictions of individual sites detail the ecosystem as documented by the fossils found there and include a time line and rich artwork, with numbers and icons keyed to accompanying captions and other information. Also on each page set is a map of the earth and the sea level at the time represented and a map showing the fossil site. The fauna and flora (if they survived in the fossil record) reflect the biodiversity of the ancient ecosystems and document evolution over time. Each spread also gives a list of species appearing in an illustration, which takes up most of the space. Examples of illustrations include the Siwalik Hills in India and Pakistan; a rich source of fossils from the Neogene era; and Folsom, New Mexico, an important site for evidence of big-game hunters in the Holocene. The end papers offer a “Panoramic View” of the site illustrations. What sets this book apart from other reference books on evolution is that it is not a textbook or an encyclopedia. It is rather a pictorial history of life on earth. Science writer Palmer and well-known illustrator Peter Barrett have teamed up to create an exciting record of life on earth. It will be a big hit in reference collections, circulating collections, or on coffee tables. --Jack O'Gorman
"If time machines were real, this would be the book to carry on nature hikes into the distant past."--Natural History
"This beautiful volume is worthy of any collector's coffee table."--Library Journal
"An exciting record of life on earth."--Booklist
"Stunning . . a wonderful tribute 150 years after Darwin published his seminal work."--Wildlife Activist
"Overwhelming scope and depth. If not for yourself, and if not merely for the bizarrely reasonable price, I seriously recommend seeding the library."--American Paleontologist
374 pages, 11.6 x 10.2 inches
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