Accompanying the photographs, by Patrick Gries, are essays by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu, a French biologist and author.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Skeleton's Flesh Out Life's Past
Book review by Carl Zimmer for a new coffee-table book entitled "Evolution". The book focuses on forms which reminds me of the last sentence in Charles Darwin's "Origin of the Species", "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."