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Spectacular fossil finds make today's headlines; new technology unlocks secrets of skeletons unearthed 100 years ago. Still, evolution is often poorly represented by the media and misunderstood by the public. A potent antidote to pseudoscience, Written in Stone is an engrossing history of evolutionary discovery for anyone who has marveled at the variety and richness of life.

©2010 Brian Switek (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Very informative

It reads like a text book. But listening to it on audible was a much better platform. The reading is able to draw you into the history and the record and the evolution of many many species including our own

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Excellent book

A good mix of evolutionary theory, history and fossil detective work. Very enjoyable. Worth listening to more than once.

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  • Louis
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  • 09-22-15

Good overview

This is a good overview of the impact of paleontology on the development of our understanding of evolution. Slightly disjointed though. Performance was OK, with a couple of odd pronunciations.

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