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Book of Life : An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth

Book of Life : An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0393321562

Cover of Book of Life : An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth  REV 01 (ISBN 978-0393321562)
ISBN13: 978-0393321562
ISBN10: 0393321568
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 01
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2001
International: No

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Book of Life : An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth - REV 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393321562

Stephen Jay Ed. Gould

ISBN13: 978-0393321562
ISBN10: 0393321568
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 01
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

new edition of the beautifully illustrated depiction of the dramatic story of survival and extinction. The Book of Life uses an exemplary fusion of art and science to tell the story of life on earth. The text, under the editorship of Stephen Jay Gould, provides a thorough understanding of the latest research and is accompanied by paintings prepared especially for this book. Never before has our planet's evolution been so clearly, so ingeniously explained.History is marked by disaster. The Book of Lifeexplains how mammals, having survived at least one of these disasters--the impact of a massive comet--luckily inherited the earth. Next came the rise of modern humans, who would shape the world as no creature has. As this fascinating history unfolds, gorgeous illustrations allow us to observe climate changes, tectonic plate movement, the spread of plant life, and the death of the dinosaurs. We discover the chains of animal survival, the causes and consequences of adaptation, and finally the environmental impact of human life. Color illustrations throughout.

Author Bio

Gould, Stephen Jay : (Deceased)

Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) wrote more than twenty books and received the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. He taught at Harvard University for more than thirty years.

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