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Gaining Ground: The Origin and Early Evolution of Tetrapods (Life of the Past) Hardcover – 23 May 2002

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press; First Printing edition (23 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0253340543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253340542
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 2.7 x 26.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,444,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The journey our ancestors made from the sea to dry land is one of the greatest transformation in the history of life, and Gaining Ground documents it magnificently. This should come as no surprise, since Jennifer Clack has been revolutionising our understanding of this crucial evolutionary episode for years now. In Gaining Ground, she decodes a wonderful tale encrypted in fossils, genes, and flesh." --Carl Zimmer, author of At the Water's Edge "Clack does a fine job of shedding light on a key evolutionary transition that has received far too little attention. Her text is clear and her art is simple but effective at showing how fish transformed into the first amphibians. Highly recommended as a window on an often overlooked era."--New Scientist, 12 October 2002 " ... Gaining Ground presents a thorough if somewhat personal review of this controversial and dynamic subject in early vertebrate evolution."--Palaeontological Newsletter, Issue 56, 2004

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