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The New York Times Book of Fossils and Evolution 1st Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1585742646
ISBN-10: 1585742643
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For more than twenty years, the Science Times section of The New York Times has been the source of the latest discoveries in the worlds of archaeology, anthropology, and paleontology for readers throughout the world. The New York Times Book of Fossils and Evolution traces life's first foothold on Earth and the explosion of creation in the Cambrian era, through the reigning years of the largest animals ever to walk the planet - the dinosaurs of the Mesozoic - to the emergence of Homo sapiens 200,000 years ago.This collection, updated with the latest findings, will be enjoyed by amateur archaeologists, naturalists, students, dinosaur enthusiasts, and everyone interested in science. (7 x 9 1/4, 272 pages, illustrations)

About the Author

Nicholas Wade is a science reporter for The New York Times. Wade is the author of several books, including The Ultimate Experiment, The Nobel Duel, and A World Beyond Healing. Born in England, he currently lives in New Jersey.

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Nicholas Wade is the author of three books about recent human evolution. They are addressed to the general reader interested in knowing what the evolutionary past tells us about human nature and society today.
One, Before the Dawn, published in 2006, traces how people have evolved during the last 50,000 years.
The second book, The Faith Instinct (2009), argues that because of the survival advantage of religion, an instinct for religious behavior was favored by natural selection among early human societies and became universal in all their descendants.
A Troublesome Inheritance (2014), the third of the trilogy, looks at how human races evolved.
Wade was born in Aylesbury, England, and educated at Eton and at King's College, Cambridge, where he studied natural sciences. He became a journalist writing about scientific issues, and has worked at Nature and Science, two weekly scientific magazines, and on the New York Times.

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