Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters

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This book demonstrates the importance of paleontology to the study of evolution. Publishers Weekly 9/3/07 A must read...Brilliant and masterfully researched. -- Greg Sweatt Fossil News 6/1/2008 Engagingly written and scientifically accurate... Highly recommended. CHOICE 7/1/08 This is one of the best books of its kind. -- Christopher diCarlo Guelph Mercury 7/26/08 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 Vol. 29, #3 (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 Feb. 2011

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This book demonstrates the importance of paleontology to the study of evolution. Publishers Weekly A must read...Brilliant and masterfully researched. -- Greg Sweatt Fossil News Engagingly written and scientifically accurate... Highly recommended. CHOICE 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 (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

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