The Bare Bones: An Unconventional Evolutionary History of the Skeleton

The Bare Bones: An Unconventional Evolutionary History of the Skeleton

What can we learn about the evolution of jaws from a pair of scissors? How does the flight of a tennis ball help explain how fish overcome drag? What do a spacesuit and a chicken egg have in common? Highlighting the fascinating twists and turns of evolution across more than 540 million years, paleobiologist Matthew Bonnan uses everyday objects to explain the emergence and adaptation of the vertebrate skeleton. What can camera lenses tell us about the eyes of marine… (more)

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Publisher: Indiana University Press (February 15, 2016)

Collection: Life of the Past

Parent ISBN: 9780253018328

Page count: 528 pages

Language: English


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