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Author Ryan, Frank, 1944-

Title The mystery of metamorphosis : a scientific detective story / Frank Ryan
Published White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., [2011]


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 W'BOOL  571.876 Rya/Mom  AVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents The beautiful mystery -- Anomalies in the Tree of Life. The birth of an idea ; A puzzle wrapped in an enigma ; First experiments ; The price of iconoclasm ; Challenging the Tree of Life ; "This is impossible!" ; Catastrophe -- The butterfly's tale. The evening of the Great Peacock ; The science of life ; Elementary questions and deductions ; The phoenix in its crucible ; Two souls in one body ; Bizarre extrapolations ; Assembling the jigsaw puzzle ; Ecology's magic bullet -- New perspectives. On the steps of York Minster ; The first genetic testing ; The evolutionary potential of hybridization ; A new life-form -- The molecular age. The puzzle of the hornworm brain ; Aristotle or Darwin? ; Cues and common links ; A tale in a tail ; Of frogs and their relatives ; The wonder of development ; The human brain -- A sting in the tail
Notes "A Sciencewriters book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-280) and index
Subject Williamson, D. I. (Donald Irving)
Evolution (Biology)
LC no. 2010052618
ISBN 1603583416
Other Titles Metamorphosis