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

By: Stephen Jay Gould (Author)

256 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, maps, tables

WW Norton

Paperback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 2 | #149628 | ISBN: 0393321568
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 2 | #119405 | ISBN: 0393050033
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This great book is at once a readable introduction to paleobiology, the fossil record and evolutionary theory (with contributions from Michael Benton, Christine Janis, Peter Andrews, Christopher Stringer and others) and a unique illustrated survey (with hundreds of paintings, drawings, charts and graphs) of the history of life on earth. The authors take us (in chronological sequence) from the emergence of bacteria 4 billion years ago to the evolution of homo sapiens in recent geological time. Highly recommended – there are no other books quite like this one.


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