Table of contents for The history of life : a very short introduction / Michael J. Benton.

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List of illustrations ix
Introduction 1
1 The origin of life 15
2 The origin of sex 33
3 The origin of skeletons 51
4 The origin of life on land 69
5 Forests and flight 87
6 The biggest mass extinction 101
7 The origin of modern ecosystems 122
8 The origin of humans 146
Index 167

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Life -- Origin.