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A (Very) Short History of Life On Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Chapters

作者 Henry Gee
出版社 PAN MACMILLAN
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內容簡介 以12個章節,讓大家秒懂的地球生命演化史!《地球生命簡史》(暫譯)科學權威Nature 的資深編輯,亨利.紀(Henry Gee)以詩意的散文生動地描述了生命的歷史。從第一個細菌到三葉蟲,再到恐龍,直到人類。《槍炮、病菌與鋼鐵》、《動盪》普立茲獎、英國皇家學會科學圖書獎得主,賈德.戴蒙推薦。「別錯過這個令人愉快、簡潔的傑作!亨利.紀 (Henry Gee) 將整個地球上50 億年不可思議,令人驚訝的生命歷史濃縮成迷人、活潑且精準的科學故事。說真的我無法放下這本書,你大概也不會。」—哈佛大學的赤腳教授丹尼爾‧李伯曼(DANIEL E. LIEBERMAN) 數十億年來,地球從一個被海洋覆蓋的荒涼之地,因火山噴發而緩慢形成了地貌。超級大陸板塊的漂移、碰撞和合併,塑造了今天所知的地球面貌。 從一開始的海綿生物,經過數十億年的進化,長出脊椎,勇敢地面對未知的海洋,甚至登上大陸。他們能承受冷與熱、火與冰的考驗。從海洋中的細菌到恐龍的世紀,再到新進化的大型哺乳動物。 生物面臨著每一個挫折,滅絕並重新開始演化。隨之而來的數十億年,生命已經學習、適應並衍生。 而那些早已滅絕的生命形態,現在,都在亨利·吉(Henry Gee)抒情的散文中復活了。 《地球生命簡史》(暫譯)是一個關於生存和堅持的故事,闡明了生命生生不息的微妙平衡。作者使千變萬化的生命畫布變得容易理解、引人入勝。本書所描繪的,是你從未見過的,我們的星球。For billions of years, Earth was an inhospitably alien place-covered with churning seas, slowly crafting its landscape by way of incessant volcanic eruptions, the atmosphere in a constant state of chemical flux. And yet, despite facing literally every conceivable setback that living organisms could encounter, life has been extinguished and picked itself up to evolve again. Life has learned and adapted and continued through the billions of years that followed. It has weathered fire and ice. Slimes begat sponges, who through billions of years of complex evolution and adaptation grew a backbone, braved the unknown of pitiless shores, and sought an existence beyond the sea. From that first foray to the spread of early hominids who later became Homo sapiens, life has persisted, undaunted. A (Very) Short History of Life is an enlightening story of survival, of persistence, illuminating the delicate balance within which life has always existed, and continues to exist today. It is our planet like you’ve never seen it before. Life teems through Henry Gee’s lyrical prose-colossal supercontinents drift, collide, and coalesce, fashioning the face of the planet as we know it today. Creatures are engagingly personified, from "gregarious" bacteria populating the seas to duelling dinosaurs in the Triassic period to magnificent mammals with the future in their (newly evolved) grasp. Those long extinct, almost alien early life forms are resurrected in evocative detail. Life’s evolutionary steps-from the development of a digestive system to the awe of creatures taking to the skies in flight-are conveyed with an alluring, up-close intimacy.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Henry Gee Dr. Henry Gee was born in 1962. He was educated at the universities of Leeds and Cambridge. For more than three decades he has been a writer and editor at the international science journal Nature.

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書名 / A (Very) Short History of Life On Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Chapters
作者 / Henry Gee
簡介 / A (Very) Short History of Life On Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Chapters:以12個章節,讓大家秒懂的地球生命演化史!科學權威Nature的資深編輯,亨利.紀(HenryGee
出版社 / PAN MACMILLAN
ISBN13 / 9781529060577
ISBN10 / 1529060575
EAN / 9781529060577
誠品26碼 / 2682042671004
語言 / 英文
尺寸 / 23.4X15.3X0CM
頁數 / 336
裝訂 / 平裝
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