The Rise of Fishes : 500 Million Years of Evolution
by John A. Long


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Fishes that walk, fishes that breathe air, fishes that look like--and are--monsters from the deep. These and many more strange creatures swim through The Rise of Fishes , John A. Long's richly illustrated tour of the past 500 million years.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Fishes that walk, fishes that breathe air, fishes that look like--and are--monsters from the deep. These and many more strange creatures swim through The Rise of Fishes, John A. Long's richly illustrated tour of the past 500 million years. Long has updated his classic work with illustrations of recent fossil discoveries and new interpretations based on genetic analyses. He reveals how fishes evolved from ancient, jawless animals, explains why fishes have survived on the Earth for so long, and describes how they have become the dominant aquatic life-form. Indeed, to take things a step further, we learn much about ourselves through this book, for all amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals are descendants of ancient fishes.

Clear, accessible, and engaging, The Rise of Fishes combines scientific expertise with entertaining stories about Long's own excursions, which span the oceans and continents. The book includes photographs of fossils from around the world as well as dramatic color illustrations depicting what those fishes may have actually looked like.



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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780801896958
  • ISBN-10: 0801896959
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publish Date: December 2010
  • Page Count: 304
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP
  • Dimensions: 11.26 x 8.78 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.93 pounds


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