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Written in Stone: The Hidden Secrets of Fossils

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Written in Stone: The Hidden Secrets of Fossils
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  • ISBN: 9781785782015
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Darwin’s theory of evolution was for more than a century dogged by a major problem: the evidence proving the connections between the main groups of organisms was nowhere to be found.

By the 1970s this absence of ‘transitional fossils’ was hotly debated; some palaeontologists wondered if these ‘missing links’ had been so quick that no trace of them was left. However, during the past three decades fossils of walking whales from Pakistan, feathered dinosaurs from China, fish with feet from the Arctic Circle, ape-like humans from Africa, and many more bizarre creatures that fill in crucial gaps in our understanding of evolution have all been unearthed.

The first account of the hunt for evolution’s ‘missing links’, Written in Stone shows how these discoveries have revolutionised palaeontology, and explores what its findings might mean for our place on earth.

‘Well researched and beautifully written’BBC Focus

‘Magisterial … part historical account, part scientific detective story. Switek’s elegant prose and thoughtful scholarship will change the way you see life on our planet.’Neil Shubin, author of ‘Your Inner Fish’

‘A fine guide to the four-dimensional tapestry of life’Nature

‘Switek has produced in his first book prose and paleontological inspiration comparable to the work of the late Stephen Jay Gould … Highly recommended.’Choice

Autor SWITEK, Brian
An apariţie 2017
Editura Icon Books
Nr pagini 320
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: switek brian