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The history of life : a very short introduction

Author: M J Benton
Publisher: Great Clarendon Street, Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Very short introductions, 193.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There are few stories more remarkable than the evolution of life on earth. This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct guide to the key episodes in that story - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity of species around the globe today. Beginning with an explanation of the controversies surrounding the birth of life itself, each following chapter tells of a major  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M J Benton
ISBN: 9780199226320 0199226326
OCLC Number: 244246651
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 170 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The origin of life --
3. The origin of sex --
4. The origin of skeletons --
5. The origin of life on land --
6. Forests and flight --
7. The biggest mass extinction --
8. The origin of modern ecosystems --
9. The origin of humans.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 193.
Responsibility: Michael J. Benton.
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