Fossils: A Very Short Introduction (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
160
Utgivningsdatum
2005-10-01
Upplaga
illustrated ed
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Illustratör/Fotograf
24 illustrations
Illustrationer
tab.ill. 3line drawings, halftones
Dimensioner
110 x 175 x 12 mm
Vikt
140 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780192805041
Fossils: A Very Short Introduction (häftad)

Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

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How did Darwin use fossils to support his theory of evolution? What are 'living fossils'? What fossils will today's generation leave behind? Building on the scientific aspects, Keith Thomson places fossils in a very human context, highlighting their impact on philosophy, mythology, our concept of time, and popular culture. In this delightful book, he provides a remarkably all-encompassing explanation of fossils as a phenomenon.
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Keith Thomas is Emeritus Professor of Natural History at the University of Oxford.

Innehållsförteckning

1. Introduction; 2. A cultural phenomenon; 3. In the popular imagination; 4. Some things we know, some things we don't; 5. Against the odds; 6. Bringing fossils to life; 7. Evolving; 8. Of molecules and man; 9. Fakes and fortunes; 10. Back to the future; Further reading