Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters

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$44.40
Publisher
Columbia University Press
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Pages
408
Dimensions
7.34 X 1.13 X 10.18 inches | 2.68 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780231139625
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About the Author

Donald R. Prothero is a Research Associate in Vertebrate Paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. He has taught college geology and paleontology for 40 years at institutions such as Columbia University, Vassar College, Knox College, and Pierce College, and currently at Cal Poly Pomona. For 27 years, he was Professor of Geology at Occidental College in Los Angeles and Lecturer in Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He earned his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in geological sciences from Columbia University. He is the author of over 300 scientific papers published in leading journals and over 30 titles in geology, paleontology and evolutionary biology.

Reviews

A must read...Brilliant and masterfully researched.--Greg Sweatt "Fossil News "
This is one of the best books of its kind.--Christopher diCarlo "Guelph Mercury "
The book is very valuable as a demonstration of the quality of the fossil record, which has improved dramatically in the past decade.--Peter Dodson "Reports of the National Center for Science Education "
This is a wonderful book that beautifully explains in layperson's terms the vast evidence for evolution in the paleontological record. Its publication comes at a critical time. By concentrating the diverse scientific literature into numerous lucid examples, Donald R. Prothero does the fields of geology, biology, and science education a major service. He provides a unique source that will be invaluable to college professors and high school teachers alike, and because his book provides abundant, clearly described examples of evolution in the fossil record, and also synthesizes important information about the Bible, it will make a valuable addition to any scientist's library.--Bruce Lieberman, University of Kansas
Donald R. Prothero is not only one of the leading evolutionary scientists of our time, he writes with clarity and his prose sparkles. Prothero's book is more thorough and comprehensive than any other book for the general public on the evolution versus creationism controversy.--Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design
This book demonstrates the importance of paleontology to the study of evolution.--Publishers Weekly
Engagingly written and scientifically accurate... Highly recommended.--CHOICE
(T)o anyone who wishes to be informed on our current knowledge about fossils and their interpretation, and for anyone who is still not so sure whom to believe, this book will straighten things out and will be an unforgettable reading experience.--Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie