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Book by Savage, R.J.G.
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YA An extraordinary picture book that documents quite completely the evolution of various types of mammals. It begins with a discussion of fossil formation and geologic changes with reference to geologic time periods, followed by a discussion of the biological classification of mammals and a comparison of bones and teeth. Throughout the text, correct terminology is used, for which a brief glossary explains the general terms, but this is not an easy book to read. Advanced high - school students of biology or evolution could access topics through the index and understand the text with reference to the dramatic, colorful, and detailed illustrations; poor readers might be intimidated by the precision of terminology and the breadth of coverage. High schools with advanced science curricula and large science book collections will want to add this beautiful and erudite title that offers a cogent explanation of current evolution theory. Elnora Harcomb, Episcopal High School, Bellaire
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Over 200 million years ago in the Mesozoic era something extraordinary happened: reptiles began evolving into mammals. This guide describes the evidence used to trace this evolution. There is background information on how rocks are dated, how reptiles and mammals differ structurally, and how mammals become fossilized. The bulk of the guidea description of the various mammals and their ancestorsis organized by manner of feeding. Except for an intentionally short chapter on the primates, the guide is both detailed and comprehensive. The casual reader may find the language overly technical, but the more serious student will appreciate its organization, clarity, numerous dentition and skeletal sketches, and fine restoration drawings. Laurie Bartolini, formerly with Lincoln Lib., Springfield, Ill.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Facts on File Publications, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB081601194X
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