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This is one of the most interesting and original books on evolution that I have read in recent years, and one of the most informative.
Connie Barlow's "The Ghosts of Evolution" is an eloquent gift to all of us who yearn to discover more about the great adventure that is the evolutionary saga.
I suspect historians of science interested in ecology and evolutionary biology will turn to this book as a primary reference on "ecological anachronisms".
This was superb. Makes you look at your surroundings in a whole new way. The ghosts of megafauna are all around us in the plants they left behind.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Easy to read and very informative. The footnotes and references have enabled me to incorporate some of the ideas about anachronistic fruits and plants into my teaching. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chuck
The central idea of this book is stated in the first paragraph, nearly. It is a great idea, then, there's not much to do but fill in detail. I'm determined to wade on. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Roger Q. Callaway
Many of the the ideas are very interesting, though the book was clearly not written in what would be considered a scholarly manner. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Brown
This book is about the phenomenon in symbiology where one partner is permanently lost and the other one must carry on without it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tim Tyler
Somewhat discursive, but wonderful material for a tree walk. There is food for megafauna laying all over the ground. I always wondered who ate the paw-paw or the Osage orange.Published 22 months ago by Mark S. Cary
This is a very good introduction to the subject of anachronistic fruits and the extinct animals they may have been designed for. Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Dr. Praetorius
The premise of "Ghosts of Evolution" is that certain plants show traits that only appear logical if one presumes now-missing commensals - in this case, the vanished megafauna of... Read morePublished on February 1, 2011 by David W. Jaffin
This book does a great job of explaining the history of many of our common plants and foods, and why they are what they are. Read morePublished on September 29, 2007 by James Purdy