On Methuselahs Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions Peter D. Ward

ISBN: 9780716722038

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On Methuselahs Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions  by  Peter D. Ward

On Methuselahs Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions by Peter D. Ward
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Scattered throughout the earth are some extraordinarily persistent species. Their evolutionary contemporaries were wiped out millions of years ago, yet these living fossils endure, virtually unchanged. How did they, and do they, survive? OnMoreScattered throughout the earth are some extraordinarily persistent species. Their evolutionary contemporaries were wiped out millions of years ago, yet these living fossils endure, virtually unchanged.

How did they, and do they, survive? On Methuselahs Trail goes on location to find out. Travelling around the world, Peter Ward examines the lives of horseshoe crabs, nautiluses, crocodiles, magnolias, and other evolutionary anachronisms, offering an exciting portrayal of science at work in the field.



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