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Keith Stewart Thomson : Living Fossil: The Story of the Coelacanth
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Author: Keith Stewart Thomson
Title: Living Fossil: The Story of the Coelacanth
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Date: 1992-07-17
ISBN: 0393308685
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Weight: 0.69 pounds
Size: 5.43 x 0.75 x 8.11 inches
Edition: 1st
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"An engrossing tale of obsession, adventure and scientific reasoning." —Betty Ann Kevles, Los Angeles Times

In the winter of 1938, a fishing boat by chance dragged from the Indian Ocean a fish thought extinct for 70 million years. It was a coelacanth, which thrived concurrently with dinosaurs and pterodactyls—an animal of major importance to those who study the history of vertebrate life.

Living Fossil describes the life and habitat of the coelcanth and what scientists have learned about it during fifty years of research. It is an exciting and very human story, filled with ambitious and brilliant people, that reveals much about the practice of modern science.
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