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Deep Time By Henry Gee

Deep Time by Henry Gee

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Gee introduces the revolutionary new approach to looking at the history of life - a way of looking beyond the fossil record called cladistics. This throws out old ideas of missing links and descent and instead shows a way back to our ancestors through the almost unimaginable depths of evolutionary time.

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Deep Time: Cladistics, the Revolution in Evolution by Henry Gee

In "Deep Time", Henry Gee, assistant editor of "Nature", shows us that everything we think we know about evolution is wrong. He also reveals the scientific proof of what came first - the chicken or the egg. It was the egg. For a long time, popular scientists have told us that by looking at a fossilized bone we could tell whether it belonged to our ancestors or not. This is not true. In "Deep Time", Henry Gee introduces a new way of thinking that has revolutionized the way that scientists are approaching the past - Cladistics. Cladistics ignores story-telling and authority and proposes a method based on shared characteristics, rather than ancestry and descent. As a result of using this new method, Henry Gee is able to show us the wealth of new ideas that is radically altering our notions of the past: dinosaurs with feathers; why fish developed fingers; and what it means to be human.

About Henry Gee

Henry Gee is the chief science writer and assistant editor of Nature. He holds a PhD from Cambridge in Zoology and has previously been Regent's Professor at UCLA. He also contributes to Le Monde, El Pais, Die Zeit and has previously written Before the Backbone: Views on the Origin of the Vertebrates (1996).

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GOR001236389
9781857029864
1857029860
Deep Time: Cladistics, the Revolution in Evolution by Henry Gee
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2000-04-06
272
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