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|Description:||iv, 204 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.|
|Contents:||Part 1 Fact or fiction: the fact of change; the history of an idea; the great British naturalist; the enchanted isles; Darwin's legacy; the great controversy; in the beginning; the bare necessities of life; and then there were two. Part 2 The sapling of life: solitary confinement; the parts of cells; cells united; guts but no backbone; the armoured divisions; have a backbone - will evove; the remains of another day. Part 3 Invasion: the first wave; the beachhead established; the long march inland; enter the dragon; the terrible lizards; rapid advances; the airborne divisions; one flew over the dinosaur's nest; warm blooded and feathery; early birds. Part 4 Adam, the peculiar animal: warm blooded and hairy; from egg layers to live bearers; meet our ancestors; the way we were; our man in Peking; out of Africa; Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Part 5 How evolution works: the earth moved; the beckoning finger; raw materials for variation; variations under pressure; new bugs for old; genetic drift; insular implications; a question of species; great catastrophes; a blast from the past; conclusion. The geological timescale.|
|Series Title:||Teach yourself., Popular science series.|