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Toward a Lawful History of Life

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Science  24 Aug 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6097, pp. 912-913
DOI: 10.1126/science.1223536

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Drawing on archival material and interviews with principal participants, Sepkoski examines the rise of paleobiology—as a discipline and as an approach to understanding the history and processes of evolution on Earth.