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Aquagenesis: The Origin and Evolution of Life in the Sea

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Life on earth began in the sea, and in this tour de force of natural history, authority on marine biology and illustrator Richard Ellis chronicles more than three billion years of aquatic history. From the first microbes and jawless fishes that evolved into the myriad species we know today-sharks, whales, dolphins, and, of course, humans-Ellis reveals the deep evolutionary mysteries of the sea. Encyclopedic in scope and complemented by more than sixty drawings, Aquagenesis is a fascinating work that will astonish readers with the wonder, richness, and complexity of the evolution of life.

"Quite simply, the best account we now have of the origins of human life." (Te Christian Science Monitor)

Book News Annotation:

A respected marine biology expert and artist traces the evolutionary path of sea life from the first microbes to the finless and jawless life forms that evolved into modern sharks, whales, penguins, seals, and humans. Writing for general readers with an interest in science, Ellis explains how some animals, having emerged from the sea and adapted to life on land, returned to the sea and again adapted to aquatic existence. Ellis depicts some of these fascinating creatures—such as the Helicoprion, a prehistoric shark with spiral saw teeth—in his detailed black and white illustrations. He explains that the source of our conception of many of these animals comes from a mixture of fossil records and conjecture. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The celebrated authority on marine biology presents this tour de force of natural history, in which he chronicles more than three billion years of aquatic history, revealing the deep evolutionary mysteries of the sea. Line drawings.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-292) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142001561
Author:
Ellis, Richard
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Marine animals
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Marine Biology
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
107-781
Publication Date:
20030128
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.16x5.52x.69 in. .77 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142001561 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The celebrated authority on marine biology presents this tour de force of natural history, in which he chronicles more than three billion years of aquatic history, revealing the deep evolutionary mysteries of the sea. Line drawings.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-292) and index.
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