Evolution : what the fossils say and why it matters /

Donald R. Prothero's Evolution is an entertaining and rigorous history of the transitional forms and series found in the the fossil record. Its engaging narrative of scientific discovery and well-grounded analysis has led to the book's widespread adoption in courses that teach the nature a...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Prothero, Donald R. (Author)
Other Authors: Buell, Carl Dennis (Illustrator)
Format: eBook
Published:New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Edition:Second edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Evolution and the fossil record
  • The nature of science
  • Science and Creationism
  • The fossil record
  • The evolution of evolution
  • Systematics and evolution
  • Evolution?, the fossils say yes!
  • Life's origins
  • Cambrian "explosion," or slow fuse?
  • Spineless wonders of evolution
  • Fish tales
  • Fish out of water
  • Onto the land and back to the sea : the amniotes
  • Dinosaurs evolve, and fly
  • Mammalian explosion
  • Bossies and blowholes
  • The ape's reflection?
  • Why does it matter?