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Evolution

Author: Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu; Patrick Gries; Linda Asher
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : English : 1st North American edView all editions and formats
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Unprecedented in its approach, the number and diversity of the species presented, and the quality of the photographs, Evolution is the book on how we came to be what we are. Spectacular, mysterious, elegant, or grotesque, the skeletons of the vertebrates that inhabit the earth today carry within them the imprint of an evolutionary process that has lasted several billion years. This book is the result of a dual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Panafieu, Jean-Baptiste de.
Evolution.
New York : Seven Stories Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007021154
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu; Patrick Gries; Linda Asher
ISBN: 9781609800512 1609800516
OCLC Number: 649909945
Notes: Translation of: Évolution.
Description: 1 online resource (287 p.) : ill.
Contents: Editors Note; Preface; Contents; General Introduction; Part 1; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; Part 2; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; Part 3; 19; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; Part 4; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; Part 5; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; Part 6; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; Appendices; Classification; Glossary; Bibliography; General Index; Zoological Index; Source of Specimens; Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: Évolution.
Responsibility: text by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu ; photographs by Patrick Gries ; translated from the French by Linda Asher.

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Unprecedented in its approach, the number and diversity of the species presented, and the quality of the photographs, Evolution is the book on how we came to be what we are. Spectacular, mysterious, elegant, or grotesque, the skeletons of the vertebrates that inhabit the earth today carry within them the imprint of an evolutionary process that has lasted several billion years. This book is the result of a dual approach, scientific as well as aesthetic, rigorous yet accessible. Each chapter is made up of a short text that illuminates one theme of the evolutionary processrepetition, adaptation.

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