For the first hundreds of millions of years, the only living creatures on earth were underwater. Then, some 350 million years ago, for reasons unknown, a primitive vertebrate crawled out of the water - and stayed out.
Richard Ellis, one of America's foremost authorities on ocean life, now takes on the deep mysteries of evolution in the sea, tracing its path from the first microbes to the jawless, finless creatures that evolved into the myriad species alive today, including sharks, whales, seals, penguins, dolphins - and humans.
- Publication Date:
- 05 / 03 / 2003
- 138 x 210mm