Beginnings the story of origins--of mankind, life, the earth, the Universe 0425115860, 9780425115862

A wondrous excursion through 15 billion years of human and prehuman history, written by America's most popular and

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Beginnings  the story of origins--of mankind, life, the earth, the Universe
 0425115860, 9780425115862

Table of contents :
Introduction ix

What are the Beginnings of . . .

1. Human Flight 1

2. History 7

3. Civilization 20

4. Modem Man 37

5. Homo Sapiens 42

6. Hominids 57

7. Primates 69

8. Mammals 76

9. Animal Flight 87

10. Reptiles 97

11. Land Life 114

12. Chordates 126

13. Continents 136

14. Earth 157

15. Fossils

16 Multicellular Organisms
17. Eukaryotes 184

18. Prokaryotes 191

19. Viruses 196

20. Ocean and Atmosphere 202

21. Life 219

22. Moon 239

23. Solar System 246

24.Universe 255 Index 275

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