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Ood or you Mr Switek 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 birds dinosaurs and humankind itself Along the way we learn the history not just of these biological categories but the history of humanity s understanding of these categories Switek catalogs the of these biological categories but the history of humanity s understanding of these categories Switek catalogs the drama of science and discovery alongside the ar richer drama drama of science and discovery alongside the ar richer drama evolutionary development weaving the strands together into a seamless description of our David Livingstone foray into the past and trundling journey into the presentrom humble beginnings A strict must read or anybody all interest in biology nature human kind and scientific history It is one of the best books on this topic I ve ever encountered and everything is explained in a style that is at once both clear and precise as well as easy to understand and enjoyable to consume A vivid moving and well studied examination of an endlessly ascinating topic Highly highly recommended A Evonnia Amp The Maiden fun look into theossil record Switek offers an engaging look into evolution with his Enemies Of The State The Executive Office 1 first book Theinal two chapters on human Mangalorean Cuisine fossils and what they say about humans today are particularly well crafted A superbly readable account of theossil record that pieces together the links that lead Bulgakov from the most unlikely original creatures to produce profusions of branching descendants some of whom are living today and once you consider how unlikely it is that any of us or ourellow creatures are here right now the sense of wonder is immenseThis sounds uite dry but the author s wit and knowledge of the men and women who worked so tirelessly and assiduously to piece bits of ragmented stone together and work out what on earth evolved rom what let alone what didn t and how they tell the difference I still have no idea but am very grateful that they bothered We might have got to our current level of knowledge sooner but or the hubris of mankind desiring to see a purpose in evolution to reach the supposed pinnacle that is Homo sapiens But our human conceit blinds us to the true pattern of the ossil record we only have 4 limbs because of an ancient error in which some ish got our ins rather than the usual two The tails of whales go up and down because their land ancestors spines worked that way
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is a book and inishing it I wish to sit right down and read it again. To date reporting on paleontology’s latest discoveries” Carl ZimmerAfter reading this book you will have a totally new context in which to interpret the evolutionary history of amphibians mammals whales elephants horses and especially humans” Donald R ProtheroSpectacular El Arbol Rojo Del Multinivel Y Las Ventas Directas fossilinds make today's headlines; new technology unlocks secrets of skeletons unearthed a hundred years ago Still evolution is often poorly represented by the media and misunderstood by the public A potent antidote to pseudoscience Written in Stone is an engrossing history of evolutionary discovery The Legend Of Amanda Robins for anyone who has marveled at the variety and richness of li. Mr Switek Theinal chapter Mr Switek Provides Evidence That Switek provides evidence that Is Capable Of Lucid Science Writing With Passion I "is capable of lucid science writing with passion I have liked to have seen of that immersed in the rest of the book 2 Lacking in thought provoking uotes There are a The Game Of My Life Gary Ablett My Story few Mark Twain has a great uote but they areew and Dear Nancy far between3 So many scientific termsor new species that it will make your head spin at timesIn summary this is a very solid book and another good contribution to evolution with the Igniting Lies Burning 1 focus onossils It s a bit dry at times but the author met all my expectations regarding the science involved I recommend this book Fighting Racism In World War Ii for all the science lovers out there and lookorward to reading books John Rawls from Mr Switek in theutureRecommendations Why Evolution Is True by Jerry A Coyne Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin The Making of the Fittest by Sean B Carroll What Evolution Is by Ernst Mayr Life Ascending The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution by Nick Lane and The Greatest Show on Earth by the great Richard Dawkins The story of evolution primarily rom the paleontological perspective as the name implies although he does cite some of the biochemical lines of research that support what the rocks and bones have to tell us It is also rom a post Cambrian perspective as he does not begin with the Controlled Burn Scarred Hearts 1 first appearance of macrobiotic life and instead skips ahead to the end of the Devonian when aew species of Unlocking The Secrets Of 2012 fish took theirst tentative steps away rom the water s edge It is also the story of the development of paleontology as both a profession and a scienceI thought it was a great irst effort or young science writer with lots of potential I would have rated it even higher if the writing were in some instances a little clearer and directed toward supporting a central theme Although I enjoyed the trip there were times when I was not sure where we were goingSome of it will be repetitive or those who have read other authors take on horse whale and human evolution But Our Fight for those who are just beginning to read about paleontology and paleoanthropology this is great place to startI have a hunch that Mr Switek has aew and probably better books still in him given his youth and his obvious interest in his ield I WILL BE WATCHING FOR THEM I be watching or them I also pleasantly surprised that he was willing to take on his senior respected theistic science writers who still cling to the hope that somehow this all had to happen that it couldn t just be chance Eil Shubin“Elegantly and engagingly crafted Brian Switek’s narrative interweaves stories and characters not often encountered in books on paleontology at once a uniue informative and entertaining read” Niles Eldredge“If you want to read one book to get up to speed on evolution read Written in Stone Brian Switek’s clear and compelling book is Ataturk full ofascinating stories about how scientists have read the Stranputice Ljubavi fossil record to trace the evolution of life on Earth” Ann Gibbons“Switek's accounts of dinosaurs birds whales and our own primate ancestors are not justascinating Mathilde Jensens Frste Gang for their rich historical detail but alsoor their up. ,
Written in Stone Evolution the Fossil Record and Our Place in Nature by Brian Switek Written in Stone is a solid scientific book rom Westlake Soul freelance science writer Brian Switek This bookocuses on the history of Ms Sql Server Management Studio Third Edition fossil evidence in support of evolution The 320 page book is composed of theollowing ten chapters The fossil evidence in support of evolution The 320 page book is composed of the Hrvatski Pravopis following ten chapters The Rock Moving Mountains From Fins to Fingers Footprints and Feathers on the Sands of Time The Meek Inherit the Earth As Monstrous as a Whale Behemoth On a Last Leg Through the Looking Glass and Time and ChancePositives 1 Well researched well written book that is accessible to the masses2 Very respectful and pleasant tone throughout 3 Evolution through the eyes of paleontologists geologists archeologistsThe bookocuses on The Secret Summer Of L E B fossils their discoveries and how they inspire scientific discussions that ultimately lead to a consensus or even uestions4 Fabulous use of drawings and illustrations I also want to thank Mr Switekor providing photos of many of the scientists involved in this book I understand that there are legal issues involving the use of photos and such but it s refreshing to see an author go out of his way to provide that to the readers It makes reading that much enjoyable5 The core of paleontology discussed6 Interesting tidbits throughout the book7 The always Invisible Foxes fascinating clash of science and religion8 Many brief historical accounts of scientists and their impact9 The explanation of evolutionary history based on mainlyossil evidence of some of our main species Islamic Designs With Cdrom fish birds whales elephants horses and of course humans10 Does a great job of dispelling Lamarck s contention that life appeared to be progressive well you know with a little helprom Darwin 11 Transitional ossils and some very good examples12 Archaeopteryx in updated context13 The curveball that was the platypus14 The impact of mass extinctions Various accounts and theories15 Hoaxes exposed Piltdown man as an example16 Vestigial traits As an example living whales retain vestiges of their hips and hind limbs17 The curious tale of Thomas Jefferson regarding national pride in correlation to natural history Loved that18 Examples of punctuated euilibrium19 The impact of Linnaeus20 Human evolution it s in the bones21 All the links notes glossary does this superb book justiceNegatives1 The biggest negative of this book is that it s a dry book That this book is that it s a dry book That it lacks panache it lacks the ability to engage the reader Let loose. “Switek seamlessly intertwines two types of evolution one of life on earth and the other of paleontology itself” Discover Magazine““In delightful prose Switek superbly shows that ‘if we can let go of our conceit’ we will see the preciousness of life in all its orms” Publishers Weekly starred review“Highly instructive a warm intelligent yeoman’s guide to the progress of life” Kirkus Reviews“Magisterial part historical account part scientific detective story Switek’s elegant prose and thoughtful scholarship will change the way you see life on our planet This book marks the debut of an important new voice” ,
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