The Crucial 80% of Life's Epic

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Science  15 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5635, pp. 919
DOI: 10.1126/science.1087589

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Life on a Young Planet The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth. by Andrew H. Knoll. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2003. 287 pp. $29.95. ISBN 0-691-00978-3.

Synthesizing findings from diverse disciplines and drawing on his own research experiences and travels, Knoll describes the course of life on Earth from its beginnings to the Cambrian.