How can evolution be observed and measured? How can we interpret the fossil record? What are the ethical implications of gene manipulation? With stunning graphics and color photos, the processes and the critical turning points in evolutionary history are identified, from Darwin's theory of natural selection to the cutting edge of DNA and genetic research. Detailed photos of bats catching insects in mid-flight, leaf-cutter ants at work, the inside of a bird's egg, are just a few examples of how Evolution illustrates topics in a format students will understand and enjoy using. Features include:
"Evolution is a high-quality volume that achieves a perfect balance between information and presentation. This broad-spectrum work will be of interest to anyone who explores the natural world. Because many textbooks lack appropriate depth on the topic of evolution, this will be a valuble school reference...Whether used as a scientifically accurate reference work or just enjoyed by curious readers of all ages, this is an entertaining and highly informative book."
-- Science Teacher (May 2002)
Price: US $171.00