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At the Water's Edge : Macroevolution and the Transformation of Life - 98 edition

by Carl Zimmer

At the Water`s Edge : Macroevolution and the Transformation of Life (ISBN10: 0684856239; ISBN13: 9780684856230)
ISBN13: 978-0684856230
ISBN10: 0684856239

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0684834900
ISBN10: 0684834901

Summary: Everybody Out of the Pond At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens today is an epic that we are only now beginning to grasp. Magnificent and bizarre, it is the story of how we got here, what we left behind, and what we brought with us. We all know about evolution, but it still seems absurd that our ancestors were fish. Darwin's i ...show moredea of natural selection was the key to solving generation-to-generation evolution -- microevolution -- but it could only point us toward a complete explanation, still to come, of the engines of macroevolution, the transformation of body shapes across millions of years. Now, drawing on the latest fossil discoveries and breakthrough scientific analysis, Carl Zimmer reveals how macroevolution works. Escorting us along the trail of discovery up to the current dramatic research in paleontology, ecology, genetics, and embryology, Zimmer shows how scientists today are unveiling the secrets of life that biologists struggled with two centuries ago. In this book, you will find a dazzling, brash literary talent and a rigorous scientific sensibility gracefully brought together. Carl Zimmer provides a comprehensive, lucid, and authoritative answer to the mystery of how nature actually made itself. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published: 09/28/1999
International: No

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