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Evolution

573.2 Aie Aiello, Leslie. Discovering the origins of man. [Alexandria, Va.] : Published by Stonehenge, in association with the American Museum of Natural History, c1982.
Examines in text and illustrations the various theories and the evidience that supports them concerning the origins and evolution of mankind.

573.2 LEW Lewin, Roger. In the age of mankind : a Smithsonian book of human evolution. 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, c1988.


Examines the background and significance of recent discoveries in human evolution.

573.2 TAT Tattersall, Ian. The human odyssey : four million years of human evolution. 1st ed. New York : Prentice Hall General Reference, c1993.


Examines how significant fossil finds and new theories have been used by scientists to trace human evolution.

575 ATT Attenborough, David, 1926-. Life on Earth : a natural history. 1st American ed. Boston : Little, Brown, c1979.


Follows the sequence of events in the evolution of life on Earth, from the emergence of one-celled organisms to man.

575 LEW Lewin, Roger. Thread of life : the Smithsonian looks at evolution. 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books ;, c1982.


Charts the course of evolution and traces advances that have been made in the field.

575.01 Gould, Stephen Jay. Ever since Darwin : reflections in natural history. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c1977.


Provides information on developments in evolutionary theory, discussing such topics as the Cambrian population explosion, Velikovsky's theories, and others.

575.01 DAR Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. On the origin of species. Cambridge, : Harvard University Press, 1964.

576.8 LIE Liebes, Sidney. A walk through time : from stardust to us : the evolution of life on Earth. New York : Wiley, c1998.
Tells the story of the history of the evolution of life, and features original text and illustrations from the "Walk Through Time...from stardust to us" traveling exhibition that leads viewers on a one-mile walk that represents steps through time.

REF 576.8 YOU Young, Christian C. Evolution and creationism : a documentary and reference guide. Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2007.


Presents a comprehensive reference guide with over forty documents that help the reader to understand the ongoing debate between creation and evolution.

Darwin

92 DAR Anderson, Margaret Jean, 1931-. Charles Darwin : naturalist. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c1994.
Examines the life of naturalist Charles Darwin, discussing his development of the theory of evolution and the resulting controversy.

92 DAR Heiligman, Deborah. Charles and Emma : the Darwins' leap of faith. 1st ed. New York : Holt, 2009.


A biography of English naturalist Charles Darwin that provides an account of the personality behind evolutionary theory and the affect of his work on his personal life, such as his relationship with his religious wife.

Theory

See the titles for “Evolution”

Homologous Structures




Vestigial Structures




Fossils

552 PEL Pellant, Chris. Rocks, minerals & fossils of the world. 1st ed. Boston : Little, Brown, c1990.
An illustrated guide to the rocks, minerals, and fossils found throughout the world.

560 Bur Burton, John. The how and why wonder book of fossils. New York : Grosset & Dunlap :, 1981, c1974.

560 THO Thompson, Ida. The Audubon Society field guide to North American fossils. New York : Knopf :, [1982].
Identifies 474 common fossils found in North America.

566 Arn Arnold, Caroline. Dinosaurs down under : and other fossils from Australia. New York : Clarion Books, c1990.


Text and photographs describe how a museum exhibit, on loan from Australia, is shipped, assembled, and displayed in a Los Angeles museum. Discusses the unique fossils of prehistoric Australian creatures.

566 Arn Arnold, Caroline. Trapped in tar : fossils from the Ice Age. New York : Clarion Books, c1987.


Text and photographs examine the work of scientists studying the fossil remains of prehistoric animals found in the La Brea tar pits.

567.9 ELL Ellis, Richard. Sea dragons : predators of the prehistoric oceans. Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2003.


Explores the natural history of the giant seagoing reptiles of the Mesozoic era, describing their physical characteristics, habitats, and extinction.

594 Art Arthur, Alex. Shell. 1st American ed. New York : Knopf :, 1989.


Photographs and text examine different types of shells, including seashells, eggshells, and fossil shells, focusing on such aspects as how shells camouflage themselves and how they may be collected.

920 POY Poynter, Margaret. The Leakeys : uncovering the origins of humankind. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c1997.


Examines the lives of Louis and Mary Leakey, discussing their dedication to the study of human evolution.

James Hutton




Jean-Babtiste Lamarck




Artificial selection




Natural selection

574.5 QUI Quinn, John R. Wildlife survivors : the flora and fauna of tomorrow. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. : TAB Books, c1994.
Describes over 100 species of plants, insects, fishes, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals that are currently abundant and appear resilient enough to be likely to continue to thrive in the altered North American environment of tomorrow.

575.01 Gould, Stephen Jay. Ever since Darwin : reflections in natural history. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c1977.


Provides information on developments in evolutionary theory, discussing such topics as the Cambrian population explosion, Velikovsky's theories, and others.

575.01 DAR Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. On the origin of species. Cambridge, : Harvard University Press, 1964.



575.01 Gou Gould, Stephen Jay. The panda's thumb : more reflections in natural history. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c1980.
A collection of essays which examine and explain biological evolution.

Fitness




Survival of the fittest




Populations




Directional selection




Stablizing selection




Disruptive selection




Hardy-Weiberg principle




Speciation




Stanley Miller




Harold Urey




Adaptive Radiation




Convergent evolution




Coevolution





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