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Brian Switek writes with unrivaled lucidity about the ramifying branches of evolution over the ages, chronicling the history and origin of types as diverse as whales, horses,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Troy Blackford
Fascinating and very well written; for the biologist, geologist, or anyone interested in anatomical science and evolution. Read morePublished 9 months ago by steve godard
Very good discussion and brings together the advances in the fields of physical and life sciences in understaning evolution through time.Published 15 months ago by Gary
The book is a bit more technical than I was expecting, but not insurmountable. It is a very good history of how the science of paleontology has progressed. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lawrence K.
An interesting look at evolution. There is a nice mixture of the history of the discovery of fossils and the story they tell.Published 22 months ago by Cat-Ketch
I had to read this book for a paleontology course. Overall, it was enjoyable.
-Interesting topic overall, and put together pretty well
-Switek turns the... Read more
If you ever want to know how to popularize the history of science, this is it. Switek breaks through the eternal re-hashing of the same old anecdotes from the history of... Read morePublished on October 25, 2013 by I. J. J. Nieuwland
This is an excellent and fascinating look into evolution of various animal types: mammal, reptile, etc. and when and where certain fossils were found. Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by Amazon Customer