Synopses & Reviews
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)
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -292) and index.