The Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth

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$15.27
UPC:
9780393321562
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company; Second edition (September 17, 2001)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
256
Shipping Weight:
2.2 pounds
Language:
English
ASIN:
0393321568
Product Dimensions:
8.5 x 0.7 x 11.5 inches
ISBN-10:
9780393321562
ISBN-13:
978-0393321562
Author:
Stephen Jay Gould

Product Overview

A new edition of the beautifully illustrated depiction of the dramatic story of survival and extinction.The Book of Lifeuses an exemplary fusion of art and science to tell the story of life on earth. The text, under the editorship of Stephen Jay Gould, provides a thorough understanding of the latest research and is accompanied by paintings prepared especially for this book. Never before has our planet's evolution been so clearly, so ingeniously explained. History is marked by disaster. The Book of Lifeexplains how mammals, having survived at least one of these disastersthe impact of a massive cometluckily inherited the earth. Next came the rise of modern humans, who would shape the world as no creature has. As this fascinating history unfolds, gorgeous illustrations allow us to observe climate changes, tectonic plate movement, the spread of plant life, and the death of the dinosaurs. We discover the chains of animal survival, the causes and consequences of adaptation, and finally the environmental impact of human life. Color illustrations throughout.

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