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What the fossils say and why it matters

Author: Donald R Prothero; Carl Buell
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press : [distributor] John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Over the years, paleontologists have made tremendous fossil discoveries, which includes an amazing diversity of fossil humans, suggesting we walked upright long before we acquired large brains. This work tackles subjects ranging from flood geology and rock dating to neo-Darwinism and macroevolution.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Prothero; Carl Buell
ISBN: 9780231139625 0231139624
OCLC Number: 851973230
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of PSP Award for Excellence in Earth Sciences 2017
Target Audience: Professional & Vocational.
Description: 368 pages : 208 illustrations, s. ; 26 x 19 x 3 cm
Contents: Foreword: Why People Do Not Accept Evolution To the Reader: Is Evolution a Threat to Your Religious Beliefs? Prologue: Fossils and Evolution Acknowledgments Part I: Evolution and the Fossil Record 1. The Nature of Science 2. Science and Creationism 3. The Fossil Record 4. The Evolution of Evolution 5. Systematics and Evolution Part II: Evolution? The Fossils Say YES! 6. Life's Origins 7. Cambrian "Explosion"-or Slow Fuse? 8. Spineless Wonders of Evolution 9. Fish Tales 10. Fish Out of Water 11. Onto the Land and Back to the Sea: The Amniotes 12. Dinosaurs Evolve-and Fly 13. Mammalian Explosion 14. Bossies and Blowholes 15. The Ape's Reflection? 16. Why Does It Matter? Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Donald R. Prothero ; Illustrated by Carl Buell.

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This book demonstrates the importance of paleontology to the study of evolution. Publishers Weekly A must read...Brilliant and masterfully researched. -- Greg Sweatt Fossil News Engagingly written Read more...

 
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