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Do Elephants Have Knees?.

Author: Charles R Jr Ault
Publisher: Ithaca Cornell University Press, 2016. ©2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Do Elephants Have Knees? invites readers into serious appreciation of Darwinian histories by deploying the playful thinking found in children's books. Charles R. Ault Jr. weds children's literature to recent research in paleontology and evolutionary biology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Ault, Charles R., Jr.
Do Elephants Have Knees?
Ithaca : Cornell University Press,c2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Jr Ault
ISBN: 9781501705861 1501705865
OCLC Number: 1059005434
Description: 1 online resource (239 pages)
Contents: DO ELEPHANTS HAVE KNEES? --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction. Wonderful Relationships: Stories of Darwinian Origins --
1. "Curtiosity's" Child: Bobby Darwin's Impertinent Early Years --
2. Darwin and the Pampas Pirates: Adventure in Search of Treasure --
3. Fossils, Folly & Faults: Rounding South America --
4. Irritating Worms: The Elderly Darwin Fascinated by the Intelligence of Worms --
5. A Lungfish Walked into the Zoo: On the Origin of Limbs from Lobe-Fins --
6. Out on a Limb: Sketching Bone by Bone from Joint to Joint at the Zoo --
7. Nosey Elephants: A Tale of Trunks and Tusks --
8. The Bearduck of Baleen: On the Origin of New Traits from Existing Ones --
9. The Saga of Mooshmael: The Logic of Family Relationships --
10. The Higgledy-Piggledy Whale: Leviathan's Walk, Paddle, and Gallop to the Sea --
11. Archaic Chickengators: Amniotic Archosaur Ancestors of Dinosaurs and Birds --
12. Coral Pigs and Tide Pool Sheep: Novel Selections of Behavior and Anatomy --
Epilogue. Femurs and Footprints: On the Trail of Megabeasts --
Notes --
Index.

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