Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. Drawings, charts, photos. First Edition, Second Printing. Cloth and boards. Tall 8vo,brown quarter cloth with gold lettering over coco boards, illustrated with several B&W drawings, charts, and photographs, archival mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped), xii, [xiii-xiv] + 342 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #4514
Shapes of Time explores how evolution links natural selection and genetics, which affects the rates and timing of growth and development. Paleontologist Kenneth J. McNamara examines the living and fossil worlds to show how animals and plants have evolved when embryological development varies. One important feature is called heterochrony, and it accounts for the "Peter Pan syndrome," in which some species look like their ancestors' children.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally and externally! An important study with excellent diagrams.