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Author Ryan, Frank, 1944-

Title The mystery of metamorphosis : a scientific detective story / Frank Ryan

Publ Info White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., [2011]
 RWU Main Library  QL981 .R93 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QL981 .R93 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note "A Sciencewriters book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-280) and index
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
LC subject Metamorphosis
Evolution (Biology)
Williamson, D. I. (Donald Irving)
Alt Title Metamorphosis
ISBN 9781603583411