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Trees of life : a visual history of evolution

Author: Theodore W Pietsch; University of Washington.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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For the past 450 years, tree-like branching diagrams have been created to show the complex and surprising interrelationships of organisms, both living and fossil, from viruses and bacteria to birds  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore W Pietsch; University of Washington.
ISBN: 9781421404790 1421404796
OCLC Number: 730906304
Notes: "Published with the assistance of the University of Washington"--T.p. verso.
Description: xi, 358 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Brackets and tables, circles and maps, 1554-1872 --
Early botanical networks and trees, 1766-1815 --
The first evolutionary tree, 1786-1820 --
Diverse and unusual trees of the early nineteenth century, 1817-1834 --
The rule of five, 1819-1854 --
Pre-Darwinian branching diagrams, 1828-1858 --
Evolution and the trees of Charles Darwin, 1837-1868 --
The trees of Ernst Haeckel, 1866-1905 --
Post-Darwinian nonconformists, 1868-1896 --
More late-nineteenth-century trees, 1874-1897 --
Trees of the early twentieth century, 1901-1930 --
The trees of Alfred Sherwood Romer, 1933-1966 --
Additional trees of the mid-twentieth century, 1931-1943 --
The trees of William King Gregory, 1938-1951 --
Hints of new approaches, 1954-1969 --
Phenograms and cladograms, 1958-1966 --
Early molecular trees, 1962-1987 --
Notable trees of the past four decades, 1970-2010 --
Primeval branches and universal trees of life, 1997-2010.
Responsibility: Theodore W. Pietsch.

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