The Densimeter

Alexandre Meinesz

in How Life Began

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780226519319
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226519333 | DOI:
The Densimeter

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This chapter discusses the following topics: the four sources of evidence for the reconstruction of the history of life; the first two billion years of the evolution of plants and animals; the dawn of unicellular animals and plants; the emergence of organisms visible to the unaided eye; the demands of life in open water; and present-day descendants of microscopic subfloating cells.

Keywords: history of life; evolution; plants; animals; unicellular organisms; microscopic subfloating cells

Chapter.  8082 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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