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The Eternal Trail: S Tracker Looks At Evolution
Were Jurassic dinosaurs social creatures? Can you determine the shape of a ram's horns from the evidence of its footprints? Paleontologist Martin Lockley answers these and other fascinating questions in this highly original tale of tracking and track making. Filled with fascinating anecdotes and surprising discoveries, The Eternal Trail initiates us into the art and scienc ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 21st 2000 by Basic Books
(first published September 5th 2000)
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Aug 17, 2008 And Rea rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who has ever been curious
I love this book! Easy to read, yet deep and well thought out, this book is is fun and fascinating. Lockley winds his way through the entire history of the world by examining the tracks left behind all of its creatures. It hits upon misconceptions, hypothesis, counter-arguments,creationism, holism, why you have five fingers, why rams horns curve, reasons for other common shapes and body types, etc. It is truly interesting and unexpected. It gets a bit random at the ends, but is definitely a good ...more
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