Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures In The Search For The Origin Of Species

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Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species

An award-winning biologist takes us on the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet.

Just 150 years ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness. Our sense of how old it was? Vague and vastly off the mark. And our sense of our own species’ history? A set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. Fossils had been known for millennia, but they were seen as the bones of dragons and other imagined creatures.

In the tradition of The Microbe Hunters and Gods, Graves, and Scholars, Sean Carroll’s Remarkable Creatures celebrates the pioneers who replaced our fancies with the even more amazing true story of how our world evolved.

Carroll recounts the most important discoveries in two centuries of national history — from Darwin’s trip around the world to CharlesWalcott’s discovery of pre-Cambrian life in the Grand Canyon; from Louis and Mary Leakey’s investigation of our deepest past in East Africa to the trailblazers in modern laboratories who have located a time clock in our DNA. Join him in a rousing voyage of discovery, from the epic journeys of pioneering naturalists to the breakthroughs making headlines today.

Specifications of Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species

GENERAL
AuthorDr. Sean B. Carroll
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-10015101485X
ISBN-139780151014859
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
Number Of Pages352
Publication Date2009-02-10
DIMENSIONS
Height9 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width1.04 inch.
Weight1.2 pounds.

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