Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

See more online stores - Evolution


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

Evolution Cover

Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Evolution
  • Email this page - Evolution
  • Print this page - Evolution
Categories for this book
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
evolution (7) science (6)
evolution (7) science (6)


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.

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. 

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. 

  • Evolution by Text by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu; photographs by Patrick Gries; translated from the French by Linda Asher
  • November 15, 2011
  • Science - Evolution
  • Seven Stories Press
  • $45.00
  • 9781609803681

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: