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Trees of life : a visual history of evolution

Author: Theodore W Pietsch
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins paperback edView all editions and formats
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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 and mammals. This book celebrates the manifest beauty, intrinsic interest, and human ingenuity of these exquisite trees of life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore W Pietsch
ISBN: 9781421411859 1421411857 9781421404790 1421404796
OCLC Number: 905107431
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Biological Sciences) 2012
Description: XI, 358 str. : ilustr. ; 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 Chales Darwin, 1837-1868 --
The trees of Ernst Haeckel, 1866-1905 --
Post-Darwinian nonconformists, 1868-1896 --
Most 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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Pietsch has spent decades collecting and researching the origin and meaning of these evolutionary trees and presents a visually breathtaking and intellectually brilliant history of the form.  Read more...

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