The Resource Darwin's fossils : the collection that shaped the theory of evolution, Adrian Lister

Darwin's fossils : the collection that shaped the theory of evolution, Adrian Lister

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Darwin's fossils : the collection that shaped the theory of evolution
Title
Darwin's fossils
Title remainder
the collection that shaped the theory of evolution
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Adrian Lister
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eng
Summary
  • Reveals how Darwin's study of fossils shaped his scientific thinking and led to his development of the theory of evolution. --
  • "Charles Darwin's five years as a naturalist on the HMS Beagle informed his scientific viewpoints for the remainder of his life. Known for his work with Galapagos finches, Darwin was also an avid fossil collector who recorded and contemplated the natural world as a whole. His observations led him to determine how coral reefs and atolls formed and to discover a petrified fossil forest. During his expedition, he was one of the first to collect remains of extinct South American mammals, notably the Mylodon, or giant ground sloth. Gathering fossils was one of Darwin's main interests during the voyage, and the discoveries that he made became some of the key pieces of evidence helping to shape his theory of evolution. Intrigued by the geographical distribution of the wildlife and fossils that he collected on his worldwide journey, Darwin began detailed investigations that led him to later publish The Origin of Species. As such, his fossil specimens are of landmark significance in the history of science. [This book] utilizes Darwin's copious notes from the voyage, recorded in notebooks, diaries, and letters, to give readers a firsthand account of his thoughts as he shaped his theory of evolution. Richly illustrated throughout with photography of many of the fossils, now located at the Natural History Museum in London, this fascinating tale of Darwin's discoveries reveals how fossils played a crucial role in the development of his revolutionary ideas."--Cover flap
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contains biographical information
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Lister, Adrian
Dewey number
576.8/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366.2
LC item number
.L57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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Natural History Museum (London, England)
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Beagle Expedition
  • Beagle Expedition
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Fossils
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Darwin's fossils : the collection that shaped the theory of evolution, Adrian Lister
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-225) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of a naturalist -- Giant mammals -- Petrified forests -- Marine life -- Coral islands -- The making of a theory
Control code
ocn1008773901
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781588346179
Lccn
2017046415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028178313
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1008773901
Label
Darwin's fossils : the collection that shaped the theory of evolution, Adrian Lister
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of a naturalist -- Giant mammals -- Petrified forests -- Marine life -- Coral islands -- The making of a theory
Control code
ocn1008773901
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781588346179
Lccn
2017046415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028178313
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1008773901

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