The Story of the Coelacanth
By (author) Keith Stewart Thomson
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Living Fossil by Keith Stewart Thomson
Book DescriptionIn the winter of 1938, a fishing boat by chance dragged from the Indian Ocean a fish thought extinct for 70 million years. It was a coelacanth, which thrived concurrently with dinosaurs and pterodactyls-an animal of major importance to those who study the history of vertebrate life. Living Fossil describes the life and habitat of the coelcanth and what scientists have learned about it during fifty years of research. It is an exciting and very human story, filled with ambitious and brilliant people, that reveals much about the practice of modern science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393308686
(208mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Keith Stewart Thomson
Private Doubt, Public Dilemma, Hardback (July 2015)
A distinguished scholar urges scientists and religious thinkers to become colleagues rather than adversaries in areas where their fields overlap
Jefferson's Shadow, Paperback (June 2014)
Reintroduces us to Thomas Jefferson's eighteenth-century world and reveals how Jefferson used science, thought about it, contributed to it, and became the leading scientific intellectual of his time. This book shows us a new side of Jefferson.
Young Charles Darwin, Paperback (October 2010)
Intends to inquire into the range of influences and ideas, the mentors and rivals, and the formal and informal education that shaped Charles Darwin and prepared him for his remarkable career of scientific achievement. This book reveals both his genius as a scientist and the human foibles and weaknesses with which he mightily struggled.
Religion and Science Debate, Paperback (August 2009)» View all books by Keith Stewart Thomson
Why does the tension between science and religion continue? How have those tensions impacted the public debate about so-called 'intelligent design' as a scientific alternative to evolution? This title addresses the conflict from its philosophical roots to its manifestations within American culture.
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Author Biography - Keith Stewart Thomson
Keith S. Thomson holds a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University and is a former dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University. He is now CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.
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