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Fossils: Evidence of Vanished Worlds by…

Fossils: Evidence of Vanished Worlds (1987)

by Yvette Gayrard-Valy

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Series: Discoveries, New Horizons

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An informative and copiously illustrated exploration of the discovery of prehistoric humans and the development of the science of paleontology examines how humankind's fascination with the past of the human race has helped us understand our place in the world. Original.



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Very nice introduction to the history of palentology. The book is not a guide to fossils. Typical of the Discoveries series, the book is very well illustrated. The book traces how our understanding of the history of life on earth changed and developed over time. It shows how fossil discoveries influenced our ideas and understanding of the development of life on earth and all the people who played a significant roll in it. From creationism and belief in the flood to the great dinosaur discoveries in the American west. A well written and readable account. ( )
  papyri | Oct 3, 2010 |
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"Les fossiles, empreinte des mondes disparus" a fait l'objet
1) d'une première édition le 04-12-1987, ISBN : 2070530345 sous le seul nom de Yvette Gayrard-Valy
2) d'une nouvelle édition sous le même titre le 20-09-2000, ISBN :2070535258 , sous les noms de Yvette Gayrard-Valy et Herbert Thomas

Les 2 versions ont été publiée sous le N° 19 de la collection française "Découvertes ; Sciences et techniques, N° 19)
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Fossielen, de versteende overblijfselen van uitgestorven planten en dieren, zijn een belangrijke bron van informatie voor de tegenwoordige wetenschappers. Net als archeologen graven paleontologen in de aarde. Vanuit vage afdrukken, een tand of een bot kunnen ze een compleet dier reconstrueren en het een plaats geven in de evolutie. Wat onze voorouders nog aanzagen voor goden en demonen, kunnen zij terugbrengen tot oeroude levensvormen. Cyclopen blijken uiteindelijk dwergolifanten te zijn en reuzen dinosauriërs
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