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Discovering Fossil Fishes
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0805043667, Hardcover)John Maisey is a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, behind whose monumental facade seethes a hotbed of revolution in the science of classification. The shake-up is cladistics, a movement that began with studies of insects and fish and is gradually sweeping through all of biology. Maisey's book gives a clear overview of the evolution of fishes and their descendents (which includes people) from a mind-broadening perspective. The downside of cladistics is a forest of terminology, but anyone who can master the nomenclature of a children's dinosaur book should get even more out of this illuminating work.
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