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Author: Morton Jenkins
Publisher: London : Teach Yourself Books, 1999.
Series: Teach yourself., Popular science series.
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A presentation of the mysteries of evolution, describing the circumstances of the emergence of life and the stages of its ongoing evolution over millions of years to its present state. It explains  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morton Jenkins
ISBN: 0340753188 9780340753187
OCLC Number: 41547919
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.
Responsibility: Morton Jenkins.


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