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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.
Brian Switek is the author of the Wired Science blog Laelaps (formerly of Seed's ScienceBlogs.com) 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 brianswitek.com.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Missing Links||p. 9|
|The Living Rock||p. 24|
|Moving Mountains||p. 42|
|From Fins to Fingers||p. 69|
|Footprints and Feathers on the Sands of Time||p. 91|
|The Meek Inherit the Earth||p. 126|
|As Monstrous as a Whale||p. 145|
|On a Last Leg||p. 204|
|Through the Looking Glass||p. 226|
|Time and Chance||p. 266|
|Acknowledgments and Permissions||p. 304|
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