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Thread of life : the Smithsonian looks at evolution

Author: Roger Lewin; Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Norton, ©1982.
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Charts the course of evolution and traces advances that have been made in the field.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lewin, Roger.
Thread of life.
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Norton, ©1982
(OCoLC)572565537
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Lewin; Smithsonian Institution.
ISBN: 0895990105 9780895990105 0895990296 9780895990297
OCLC Number: 8785226
Notes: One folded poster laid in.
Includes index.
Description: 256 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I. Diversity, continuity, and change : Time and the rocks --
Darwin and the origin --
The force and shape of evolution --
Shifting continents --
II. Beginnings in the sea : Life emerges from the soup --
A submarine explosion of forms --
Up from the sea --
III. The land and the air : The day of the dinosaur --
Life on the wing --
The mammals' world --
IV. In our time : The birth of humankind --
Beyond biology.
Responsibility: by Roger Lewin.

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Charts the course of evolution and traces advances that have been made in the field.

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