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Written by Jean-Baptiste De PanafieuAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu
Photographed by Patrick GriesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Patrick  Gries
Translated by Linda AsherAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Linda Asher

  • Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
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  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: November 15, 2011
  • Price: $45.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-60980-368-1 (1-60980-368-X)
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Spectacular, mysterious, elegant, or grotesque, the vertebrate skeletons of Earth’s fossil record carry within them the traces of several billion years of evolution. Evolution, a resounding success on its initial publication in 2007, is a unique and beautiful attempt to provide a map of those billion years in time.

Here is a powerful pairing: two hundred stark black-and-white photographs produced by Patrick Gries in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History in Paris are accompanied by text from scientist and documentarian Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu. The result is a revealing collection that profoundly illustrates the key themes of evolution--homology, convergence, adaptation, polymorphism, and more.

Now updated and presented in a smaller format with fifteen new gorgeous photographs, Evolution steps beyond the debate and presents the undeniable truth of Darwin’s theory, showing through skeletons both obscure and commonplace, but always intriguing, the process by which life has transformed itself, again and again.