Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →. Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu is an evolutionary biologist, and he provides a concise primer on the hows and whys of evolution, using the images. The image that opens the Patrick Gries and Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu’s stunning book Evolution (public library) takes Von Hagens horse and.

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More on Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu. Robert Foege rated it really liked it May 10, The starkness of these photographs caught my eye in a book review in the Wall Street Journal, so I bought the book. This book is the result of a dual approach, scientific as well as aesthetic, rigorous yet accessible.

Now updated and presented in a smaller format with fifteen new gorgeous photographs, Evolution steps beyond the debate and presents the undeniable truth of Darwin’s theory, showing through skeletons both obscure and commonplace, but always intriguing, the process by which life has transformed itself, again and again.

In short, it is definitely a good book that matches the price performance.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mar 09, Diedre Poellnitz rated it really liked it. Ive yet to read the book – but this wasnt the reason i bought it – i havent seen too many books pnafieu show full skeletons of animals and this was why i bought this book – hence the three stars.

Evolution in Action : Natural History through Spectacular Skeletons

The only thing that I could see making this book bigger would be if it were larger – it is sized to fit on a standard bookshelf. Evolution Hardcover October 2, The layout and format of the book is wonderful as evplution.


It sure made an impression on me.

Review quote ‘Exquisite’ – Sunday Telegraph ‘Fascinating If I found this book in a coffee-table sized edition, I’d buy it in a heartbeat. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I would have been satisfied with imagery alone, the accompanying text is engaging and interesting as well. This is a spectacular, coffee table-sized book.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The result is a revealing collection that profoundly illustrates the key themes of evolution—homology, convergence, adaptation, polymorphism, and more. There is a larger previous edition from of this book, one that has a rattlesnake skeleton on the front.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Dylan Taylor rated it it was amazing Mar 10, This book has some exquisite photographs. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Description Spectacular, mysterious, elegant, or grotesque, the vertebrate skeletons of Earth’s fossil record carry within them the traces of several billion years of life. It is also not a treatise on proving that evolution occurred, it has a general assumption that the reader understands the concept of natural selection and the basic processes of evolution.

The only problem I encountered was the fact that my copy was bound upside down! Lists with This Book.

Evolution in Action, a resounding success on its initial publication inis a unique and beautiful attempt to panafiru a map of those billion years in time. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. There are only two or three pages of text per group of pictures, and he usually steals the book from me if I stop talking long enough to actually read, so I only read it in bits and pieces. The text is the kind of nonfiction that, if you just dip in at any point, you find yourself pulled in and next thing you know you’ve read the whole page and the next one.


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This book is absolutely stunning. Evolution, a resounding success on its initial publication inis a unique and bea.

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Return to Book Page. About Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu. The intricate staging and stark black and white skeleton photography in this over sized book is expansive, if not mind blowing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Hardcoverpages. This version is apparently smaller, alas. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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The result is a revealing collection that profoundly illustrates the key themes of evolution–homology, convergence, adaptation, polymorphism, and more.

Cali rated it it was amazing Oct 23, I think what I did not expect and which is explained in the textis that I got a real sense pqnafieu all of these skeletons as once belonging to individuals; my cousins in the animal kingdom and not just the apes, either.

In fact, when they’re spread over two pages in this smaller version it’s actually hard to see what’s missing deep in the binding. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.