Evolution: The Whole Story contains everything you need to know about the development and survival of life on Earth. Each chapter of this accessible and lavishly illustrated book takes a major living group and presents thematic essays discussing the evolution of particular subgroups as they appeared on Earth with reference to detailed comparative anatomy, evolutionary legacies, and the breakthrough theories of eminent scientists. Accompanying the essays are amazing photographic features that investigate the characteristics of individual organisms in detail: in some, remarkable fossils, assembled skeletons, and lifelike reconstructions are presented and analyzed; while in others, living species are depicted and compared in detail to their direct ancestors, creatures that may have lived millions of years ago.
, Dr. Alice Roberts
Thames & Hudson
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01 September 2015
Introduction * 1. Earliest Life * 2. Plants * 3. Invertebrates * 4. Fish and Amphibians * 5. Reptiles * 6. Birds * 7. Mammals
Reviews for Evolution: The Whole Story
'An endlessly fascinating book and, with more than 1,000 illustrations, absolutely ideal for the whole family' - Mature Times 'I cannot think of another book that attempts to catalogue the entire expanse of life and succeeds in such a remarkably palatable way' - New Scientist