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Origins : the search for our prehistoric past

Author: Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Origins, Frank H. T. Rhodes explores the origin and evolution of living things, the changing environments in which they have developed, and the challenges we now face on an increasingly crowded  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes
ISBN: 9781501702440 1501702440 050170244X 9780501702443
OCLC Number: 930508863
Description: xi, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Defrosting the mammoth --
Terrestrial timepieces --
From so simple a beginning --
Classification : the diversity of life --
Spineless wonders --
Bones, scales, and fins: the early vertebrates --
The greening of the land --
The amphibian foothold --
The reign of the reptiles --
The air --
The blossoming earth --
Rise of the mammals --
The mammalian explosion --
The Leakeys' legacy --
Endless forms, most beautiful and most wonderful --
On extinction --
Have been and are being evolved : the development of life.
Responsibility: Frank H.T. Rhodes.

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