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Written in Stone : Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature



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Spectacular fossil finds make today's headlines; new technology unlocks secrets of skeletons unearthed a hundred years ago. Still, evolution is often poorly represented by the media and misunderstood by the public. A potent antidote to pseudoscience, Written in Stone is an engrossing history of evolutionary discovery for anyone who has marveled at the variety and richness of life. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Brian Switek is the author of the Wired Science blog Laelaps (formerly of Seed's and Smithsonian magazine's Dinosaur Tracking. He has written about fossils for a variety of popular and technical publications-from the Times of London to Evolution: Education and Outreach-and is a research associate at the New Jersey State Museum. Written in Stone is his first book. Keep up with his latest writing at

Table of Contents

Introduction: Missing Linksp. 9
The Living Rockp. 24
Moving Mountainsp. 42
From Fins to Fingersp. 69
Footprints and Feathers on the Sands of Timep. 91
The Meek Inherit the Earthp. 126
As Monstrous as a Whalep. 145
Behemothp. 174
On a Last Legp. 204
Through the Looking Glassp. 226
Time and Chancep. 266
Notesp. 272
Referencesp. 282
Acknowledgments and Permissionsp. 304
Indexp. 308
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