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Biological Sciences
  • Author:
    Peter D. Ward
  • ISBN:
    038798416X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0387984162
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  • Publisher:
    Copernicus; 1998 edition (September 22, 1998)
  • Pages:
    241 pages
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    Biological Sciences
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In Time Machines the acclaimed paleontologist Peter D. Ward takes us on a trip not to the future, but to the end of the dinosaur age-from 80 million to 65 million years ago-to illustrate the techniques modern scientists use to recover events of the deep past, techniques that are no less remarkable than Well's more fanciful. From patterns in rock, scraps of fossilized bone, and traces of metal that, to the novice's eye, seem of little significance, scientists have discovered how to paint compelling pictures of our ancestral worlds.

for the general reader, Time Machines may be the most interesting book yet by the University of Washington . Peter D. Ward is Professor of Geological Sciences and Professor of Zoology at the University of Washington in Seattle

for the general reader, Time Machines may be the most interesting book yet by the University of Washington prof" - Seattle Weekly. For anyone interested in how and why as well as the what of paleontology, Time Machines is a must read. - American Scientist. This is William Blake's world in a grain of sand, and Ward shows how science both feeds, and is fed by, the human imagination. Ward is Professor of Geological Sciences and Professor of Zoology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of The Call of Distant Mammoths, The End of Evolution, On Methuselah's Trail, and, with Donald Brownlee, Rare Earth.

I n modem times, science has brought the past-and so many of its .

I n modem times, science has brought the past-and so many of its creatures-back to life via intellectual inquiry, application of the scientific method, and some extraordinary technology that has recently been devel­ oped. price for USA in USD (gross). It is as if true time machines existed, enabling us to retreat through time's mists into the past, to examine the then-living as though liv­ ing still, to visit ancient worlds and reconstruct the lives their denizens led. vii TIME MA[HINES The past tantalizes us; it is part of our nature to seek clues about an­ cient times and our. origins.

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I n modem times, science has brought the past-and so many of its creatures-back to life via intellectual inquiry . vii TIME MA HINES The past tantalizes us; it is part of our nature to seek clues about an cient times and our. Yet the past is far more than just some moment in time. In our own lives, for instance, it is also place, people (and other liv ing things), and history.

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Time Machines: Scientific Explorations in Deep Time What is the past? It is a time as well as a place. Acclaimed author Peter D. Ward describes the tools that contemporary scientists use to uncover facts about the past - terrain, climate, and the life forms that once inhabited this planet. Time Machines presents fascinating profiles of the deep past and the scientists who are making it come alive.

What is the past? It is a time as well as a place. Time Machines presents fascinating profiles of the deep past and the scientists who are making it come alive for the general reader, Time Machines may be the most interesting book yet by the University of Washington prof.

Time Machines presents fascinating profiles of the deep past and the scientists who are making it come alive for the general reader, Time Machines may be the most. SEATTLE WEEKLY "For anyone interested in how and why as well as the what of paleontology, Time Machines is a must read.

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What is the past? It is a time as well as a place. Acclaimed author Peter D. Ward describes the tools that contemporary scientists use to uncover facts about the past - terrain, climate, and the life forms that once inhabited this planet. Time Machines presents fascinating profiles of the deep past and the scientists who are making it come alive."...for the general reader, Time Machines may be the most interesting book yet by the University of Washington prof..." -SEATTLE WEEKLY"For anyone interested in how and why as well as the what of paleontology, Time Machines is a must read."-AMERICAN SCIENTIST