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    DescriptionJust 150 years ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness. Our sense of its age was vastly off the mark. And what we believed to be the history of our own species consisted of fantastic myths and fairy tales; fossils, known for millennia, were seen as the bones of dragons and other imagined creatures. How did we learn so much so quickly? Remarkable Creatures celebrates the pioneers who replaced our fancies with the even more remarkable real story of how our world evolved. Inspired by Humboldt, the first group we meet ? Darwin, Wallace, and Bates ? returned from their explorations with the makings of the theory of evolution. The second group undertook expeditions that produced some of the most spectacular finds in paleontology: Eugene Dubois uncovered Java Man, the first claimed missing link between apes and humans; Charles Walcott located pre-Cambrian life in the Grand Canyon and Cambrian life in the Burgess Shale; and Roy Chapman Andrews unearthed dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert of Mongolia. The discovery of the kinship of dinosaurs and birds and the emergence of the ?fishapod? formed more links in the evolutionary chain, as did the work of Louis and Mary Leakey, who for five decades searched for our deepest past in East Africa. The final section of the book moves into the laboratory and the future, following the trailblazers who discovered a time clock in our DNA and extracted ancient DNA from extinct species. Join Carroll and his cast of naturalists for a rousing voyage through the most dramatic adventures and important discoveries in two centuries of natural history.


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    Title
    Remarkable Creatures
    Subtitle
    Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sean Carroll, Read by Jim Bond
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781423378044
    ISBN 10: 1423378040
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PDX, RGR
    DC22: 508
    BIC subject category V2: RBX, PSAJ
    DC21: 508
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI054000, HIS051000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, PDX, PSAJ, RBX, RGR
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Imprint name
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Publication date
    01 February 2009