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Origins : the search for our prehistoric past

Author: Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [2016] © 2016
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"Fossils are the fragments from which, piece by laborious piece, the great mosaic of the history of life has been constructed. Here and there, we can supplement these meager scraps by the use of biochemical markers or geochemical signatures that add useful information, but, even with such additional help, our reconstructions and our models of descent are often tentative. For the fossil record is, as we have seen, as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes
ISBN: 9781501706233 1501706233
OCLC Number: 1030356710
Description: 1 Online-Ressource.
Contents: 1. Defrosting the Mammoth 2. Terrestrial Timepieces 3. "From So Simple a Beginning" 4. Classification: The Diversity of Life 5. Spineless Wonders 6. Bone, Scales, and Fins: The Early Vertebrates 7. The Greening of the Land 8. The Amphibian Foothold 9. The Reign of the Reptiles 10. The Air 11. The Blossoming Earth 12. The Rise of the Mammals 13. The Mammalian Explosion 14. The Leakeys' Legacy 15. "Endless Forms, Most Beautiful and Most Wonderful" 16. On Extinction 17. "Have Been and Are Being Evolved": The Development of Life Epilogue
Responsibility: Frank H.T. Rhodes.


In Origins, Frank H. T. Rhodes explores the origin and evolution of living things, the changing environments in which they have developed, and the challenges we now face on an increasingly crowded  Read more...


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