By: Ken McNamara and John Long
298 pages, Illus
The last decade has seen an explosion in information about the evolution of life based on the fossil record. These recent discoveries are all assembled here in this readable, jargon-free overview. A well-priced reference for any student of geology, biology and palaeontology.
Contents: the evolution of the earliest multi-celled organisms; the earliest direct evidence for the colonisation of land by animals; new information and ideas on the earliest fossil fishes and the evolution of four-legged animals; a new candidate for the ancestor of the insects; a treasure trove of Tertiary mammals; spectacular new dinosaur finds leading to fresh ideas on their origins and life styles; new ideas on the role of predation in evolution; the impact on animals and plants rates of development on their evolution.
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