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Trees of life
A visual history of evolution

Theodore W. Pietsch

December 2014

Založnik o knjigi

For the past 450 years, tree-like branching diagrams have been created to show the complex and surprising interrelationships of organisms, both living and fossil, from viruses and bacteria to birds and mammals. This stunning book celebrates the manifest beauty, intrinsic interest, and human ingenuity of these exquisite trees of life.

Theodore W. Pietsch has chosen 230 trees of life—from among thousands of possible contenders—dating from the sixteenth century to the present day. His arrangement gives readers a visual sense of the historical development of these diagrams and shows how, in Darwin’s words, “from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

Johns Hopkins University Press – več o knjigi

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Cobiss ID: 14547254
Avtor: Theodore W. Pietsch
Cobiss naslov: Trees of life : a visual history of evolution / Theodore W. Pietsch
Postavitev: BIOLOGIJA splošno
Jezik: angleški
Leto: 2013
Založništvo: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013
Fizični: XI, 358 str. : ilustr. ; 26 cm