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Darwin's Lost World The Hidden History of Animal Life

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ISBN-10: 0199548986

ISBN-13: 9780199548989

Edition: 2010

Authors: Martin Brasier

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Darwin made a powerful argument for evolution in the Origin of Species, based on all the evidence available to him. But a few things puzzled him. One was how inheritance works - he did not know about genes. This book concerns another of Darwin's Dilemmas, and the efforts of modern palaeontologists to solve it.What puzzled Darwin is that the most very ancient rocks, before the Cambrian, seemed to be barren, when he would expect them to be teeming with life. Darwin speculated that this was probably because the fossils had not been found yet. Decades of work by modern palaeontologists have indeed brought us amazing fossils from far beyond the Cambrian, from the depths of the Precambrian, so…    
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Book details

List price: $8.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 3/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550

Introduction
In Search of Lost Worlds
Quest for a Devil's Toenail
Hunting for an Ubermonster
The Worm that Changed the World
Decoding the Ediacaran Enigma
The First Cold War
Sex and the Single Cell
Towards the Apex
A Cosmic Hall of Mirrors
The Unexpected Twist
Crystal gazing