The Book of Life
Stephen Jay Gould
W.W. Norton, 2001 - Science - 256 pages
The Book of Life uses an exemplary fusion of art and science to tell the story of life on earth. The text, under the editorship of Stephen Jay Gould, provides a thorough understanding of the latest research and is accompanied by paintings prepared especially for this book. Never before has our planet's evolution been so clearly, so ingeniously explained. History is marked by disaster. The Book of Lifeexplains how mammals, having survived at least one of these disasters--the impact of a massive comet--luckily inherited the earth. Next came the rise of modern humans, who would shape the world as no creature has. As this fascinating history unfolds, gorgeous illustrations allow us to observe climate changes, tectonic plate movement, the spread of plant life, and the death of the dinosaurs. We discover the chains of animal survival, the causes and consequences of adaptation, and finally the environmental impact of human life.
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Review: The Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on EarthUser Review - Jason Hare - Goodreads
The illustrations make the book. Steven Gould passed away too soon. One of the greatest minds of our generation. This is not meaty stuff like his other books on time, evolutionary biology and natural ... Read full review
Review: The Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on EarthUser Review - Alex - Goodreads
This book recorded the best knowledge of man in this field for the common readers, with unparalleled illustrations. It would have been even better if it were thinker, and with more coverage on the ... Read full review
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The Book of Life Edited by Stephen Jay Gould. ww Norton & Company 2001, 256 pp. ISBN: 0-393-05003-3. “A Flawed Work in Progress” ...
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The Chronicle: 3/15/2002: Only Stephen Jay Gould Would Dare to ...
Revising the Book of Life. Only Stephen Jay Gould would dare to rewrite Darwin. But will America's best-known scientist leave much of an imprint? ...
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Christmas Review: A gloss on knowledge - 20 November 1993 - New ...
The Book of Life is the star, showing superbly that the route to unqualified excellence is to do simple things well. It deals with evolution from life's ...
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M. Benton, 1993, Dinosaur summer (In: sj Gould, ed., The Book of Life), section 'The rise of the flowering plants', p. 152-157. ...
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I have recently read "The Book of Life" edited by Stephen Jay Gould. Near the end, the book talks about the evolution of humans. ...
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Illustration from Gould, sj (ed) “The Book of Life” (1993). The Booth Museum, Dyke Road, Brighton. Adaptation is the focus, not phylogeny ...
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The Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth by ... The Book of Life includes scores of illustrations, tables, and graphs. ...
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