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Title:
Evolution
Author:
Gamlin, Linda.
Personal Author:
Edition:
2000 edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Text about and photography of experiments, animals, plants, bones, and fossils reveal the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of the natural world and how life began.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1080 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.5 1.0 11064.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.3 6 Quiz: 16359 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780789455796

9780789461728
Format :
Book

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Clarence Library QH367.1 .G37 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
Eyewitness Evolution is DK's classic look at Charles Darwin and the theory of natural selection, now reissued with a CD and wall chart.


Author Notes

Linda Gamlin was trained as a biochemist and worked in research for several years before becoming a journalist. She specializes in writing about the immune system, and other health matters.


Table of Contents

Creation storiesp. 6
Fossils and fairytalesp. 8
Victims of the floodp. 10
Jean-Baptiste de Lamarckp. 12
Extinct animalsp. 14
A series of catastrophesp. 16
Dinosaur frenzyp. 18
Charles Darwinp. 20
Living evidencep. 22
Animal and plant distributionp. 24
Fossil evidencep. 26
The age of the Earthp. 28
Artificial selectionp. 30
Variation and inheritancep. 32
The struggle for existencep. 34
Natural selectionp. 36
Understanding adaptationp. 38
How new species are formedp. 40
Living intermediatesp. 42
Fossil intermediatesp. 44
Jumps and gapsp. 46
Ladders and branchesp. 48
Gregor Mendelp. 50
Solving the DNA puzzlep. 52
The molecular evidencep. 54
The origin of lifep. 56
Science and beliefp. 58
History of lifep. 60
Up to the presentp. 62
Indexp. 64

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