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At the water's edge : macroevolution and the transformation of life

Author: Carl Zimmer
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1998.
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Explains the process of macroevolution, "the transformation of body shapes across millions of years," whereby microbes evolved into fish and eventually into humans.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zimmer, Carl, 1966-
At the water's edge.
New York : Free Press, c1998
(OCoLC)647669650
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Zimmer
ISBN: 0684834901 9780684834900
OCLC Number: 37513018
Description: 290 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Life's Warps --
1. After a Lost Balloon --
2. Limitless Air, Ho! --
3. How to Make a Hand --
4. Darwin's Saplings --
5. The Mind at Sea --
6. The Equation of a Whale --
7. Along the Tethyan Shores --
8. Walking to Swimming --
9. A Voyage Out --
10. On the Trails of Macroevolution --
Evolutionary Chronology.
Responsibility: Carl Zimmer.

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Evolution is one of the most hotly debated areas of popular science. Zimmer's account of cutting-edge scientific research and fieldwork helps to illuminate this particular chapter in the history of  Read more...

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Well-written, topic a good example of evolution

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-01-01) Excellent Permalink

Zimmer has an excellent expository style. Here, he explores two case studies in evolution of major bodily changes: first, the earliest emergence of animal life from the sea to the land, and second, the evolution of the whales back to the sea. Zimmer follows in the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould, who...
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