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Man, time, and fossils : the story of evolution

Author: Ruth E Moore
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [1961] ©1961
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edition, significantly revised and enlargedView all editions and formats
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A history of evolutionary theory and significant experiments, discoveries and formulations which have contributed to current understanding of man's origins.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moore, Ruth E.
Man, time, and fossils.
New York, Knopf, 1961
(OCoLC)595266799
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth E Moore
OCLC Number: 551259
Description: xix, 436, xiii pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Man's origins: Beginnings and changes --
Charles Darwin: Life: likenesses and differences --
Charles Darwin: origins --
Charles Darwin: up at last to man --
Lamarck: the scientific opposition --
Giard: shrimps and new evidence --
Cope: fossils and Lamarckism --
De Vries: primroses and mutations --
Mendel: the discovery of heredity --
Haldane: two camps into one --
Fisher: natural selection and chance --
Wright: diversity and drift --
2. Man's buried record: Dubois and von Koenigswald: Java: pithecanthropus and giants --
Black and Weidenreich: China: the discovery and disappearance of Peking Man --
Dart and Broom: South Africa: ape-man --
3. A changed theory of man's evolution: The Leakeys: East Africa and man --
Knopf: uranium and the age of the Earth --
Oakley: fluorine and the age of early man --
Libby: carbon-14 and the redating of the last 25,000 years --
Washburn: evolution and experiment --
Evolution revised: a new time and a new way.
Responsibility: by Ruth Moore ; drawings by Sue Richert.

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A history of evolutionary theory and significant experiments, discoveries and formulations which have contributed to current understanding of man's origins.

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