IMAGES: Life Through The Lens

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Science  13 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5797, pp. 229
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5797.229d

At this new evolution timeline, the history of life unfolds in nearly 90 arresting images from renowned nature photographer Frans Lanting. Life: A Journey Through Time is a Web version of Lanting's latest book and a touring multimedia show. It features a dramatic score by composer Philip Glass. To depict critical geological and evolutionary events, the timeline showcases modern landscapes that resemble those of primordial Earth and present-day representatives of groups from diatoms to birds. For example, the ancestors of this Australian desert spadefoot toad (Notaden nichollsi) clambered onto land some 370 million years ago.

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