Schopf, J. William. Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth’s Earliest Fossils. Princeton Univ Press, ❍ Dick, Steven J. (ed.). Many worlds: the new universe. PDF | On Jan 1, , J. William Schopf and others published Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth’s Earliest Fossils. Buy a cheap copy of Cradle of Life book by J. William Schopf. What if U.S. history began in , and everything that happened before that year was shrouded in.

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Paperback Tennessee Williams Books. Like all great teachers, Schopf teaches the non-specialist enough about his subject along the way that we can easily follow his descriptions of the geology, biology, and chemistry behind these discoveries. In this book, William Schopf, a pioneer of modern paleobiology, tells for the first time the exciting and fascinating story of the origins and earliest evolution of life and how that story has been unearthed.

The quest to find such traces began in earnest in the mids and culminated in one dramatic moment in when William Schopf identified fossilized micro-organisms three and a half billion years old. Reviews “A book that bears out [Schopf’s] assertion that science is enormously good fun! Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p.

Nielsen Book Data RowlingHardcover Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Anyone interested in the intriguing questions of the origins of life on Earth and how those origins have been discovered will find this story the best place to start.


Cradle of Life : The Discovery of Earth’s Earliest Fossils by J. William Schopf (2001, Paperback)

You may also like. These are the problems palaeontologist Bill Schopf faces. Gracefully blending his personal story of discovery with the basics needed to understand the astonishing science he describes, Schopf has produced an introduction to paleobiology for the interested reader as well as a primer for beginning students in the field.

Publication date ISBN cl. If I ever were to discover my great-great-great grandparents I hope they turn out to be lire wise as Schopf.

What was life like then–and is the supposed life on Mars our cousin? We have long known that fossils of sophisticated marine life-forms existed at the dawn of the Cambrian Period, but until recently scientists had found no traces of Precambrian fossils.

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I do not mean your great-great-great-grandparents. William Schopf Paperback, Delivery US shipping is usually within 12 to 17 working days. I mean the earliest life on the planet. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview.

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This item doesn’t belong on this page. It has been a while since I read a book with so much good sense, put over in so amicable a style. Physical description xiv, p. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

About this product Synopsis One of the greatest mysteries in reconstructing the history of life on Earth has been the apparent absence of fossils dating back more than million years. Hazen, Physics Today In the well-writtenCradle of Life, Schopf tells his own story of how Earth’s early microbial biosphere was discovered.

Harry Potter Years by J. Publisher’s Summary One of the greatest mysteries in reconstructing the history of life on Earth has been the apparent absence of fossils dating back more than million years. In principle we all have a unique lineage of ancestors that runs all the way back to the origin of life.

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