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Life's Solution Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe

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ISBN-10: 0521603250

ISBN-13: 9780521603256

Edition: 2004

Authors: Simon Conway Morris

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Life's Solution builds a persuasive case for the predictability of evolutionary outcomes. The case rests on a remarkable compilation of examples of convergent evolution, in which two or more lineages have independently evolved similar structures and functions. The examples range from the aerodynamics of hovering moths and hummingbirds to the use of silk by spiders and some insects to capture prey. Going against the grain of Darwinian orthodoxy, this book is a must read for anyone grappling with the meaning of evolution and our place in the Universe. Simon Conway Morris is the Ad Hominen Professor in the Earth Science Department at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St. John's…    
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List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 5.91" wide x 8.90" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

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