Turtles as Hopeful Monsters: Origins and Evolution download free [PDF and Ebook] by Olivier Rieppel

Turtles as Hopeful Monsters: Origins and Evolution download free [PDF and Ebook] by Olivier Rieppel year 2017
  • Book name: Turtles as Hopeful Monsters: Origins and Evolution
  • Author: Olivier Rieppel
  • Release date: 2017/11/1
  • Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780253024756
  • Rating: 7.7 of 10
  • Votes: 504
  • Review by: Claudia Harding
  • Review rating: 7.48 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/20
  • Total pages: 216
  • Includes a PDF summary of 20 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Where do turtles hail from? Why and how did they acquire shells? These questions have spurred heated debate and intense research for more than two hundred years. Brilliantly weaving evidence from the latest paleontological discoveries with an accessible, incisive look at different theories of biological evolution and their proponents, Turtles as Hopeful Monsters tells the fascinating evolutionary story of the shelled reptiles. Paleontologist Olivier Rieppel traces the evolution of turtles from over 220 million years ago, examining closely the relationship of turtles to other reptiles and charting the development of the shell. Turtle issues fuel a debate between proponents of gradual evolutionary change and authors favoring change through bursts and leaps of macromutation. The first book-length popular history of its type, this indispensable resource is an engaging read for all those fascinated by this ubiquitous and uniquely shaped reptile.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 10H40M47S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Palaeontology, Wildlife: Reptiles & Amphibians, Evolution, Biology, Life Sciences
  • Available formats: WORD, PDF, AZW3, DOC, GIF, EPUB, TXT, JPEG. Compressed in ZIP, TAR.7Z, TZ, AZW4, RAR
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 35.38 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x254x20.32mm
  • Weight: 57g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Bloomington, IN, United States
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