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LIVING FOSSIL by Keith S. Thomson /COELACANTH STORY/1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE---------------LIVING FOSSIL: THE STORY OF THE COELACANTH by Keith S. Thomson. NO, this isn't about a current Presidential candidate........ The 1938 discovery of a strange, five-foot, 250-pound fish off the coast of South Africa excited the scientific community worldwide. Identified as Latimeria chalumnae, a coelacanth, the fish was previously known only in the fossil record of the Cretaceous period. In 1952 a second specimen was caught in the western Indian Ocean off the Comoro Islands, then a French territory. The authorities allowed only French scientists access to the fish, but after the islands' independence in the mid-'70s, the fish became more widely available for research. Thomson, director of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, studied the first fresh-frozen specimen and has written an intriguing biological detective story, tracing the coelacanth's morphology and biology, and placing it in the evolutionary scale. PLUS----there are L-O-A-D-S of photos and illustrations!! This is the hardcover only stated Norton Edition from 1991. Both the dj and the book are in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. So bid soon for this magnificent, impossible-to-find SCIENCE COLLECTIBLE. I gladly accept money orders and cashier's checks as preferable forms of payment (no personal checks!). Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. ALL OF MY LISTINGS ARE BETTER THAN AN AUCTION!! NAME THE REASONABLE PRICE YOU WANT TO PAY WHEN YOU CLICK BEST OFFER AND CHANCES ARE THE ITEM WILL BE YOURS--IMMEDIATELY!! NO WAITING FOR AN AUCTION TO END!! Coelacanth; Evolution; Fish; Nature; Non-Fiction; Science NEW!! NEW!! NEW! EVERY DAY WILL BE MARKDOWN SALE DAY IN MY STORE!!! HUGE DISCOUNTS WILL BE FOUND ON SPECIFIC ITEMS THAT CELEBRATE THE CALENDAR DAY ALL MARKDOWNS WILL LAST ONLY 24 HOURS---SO CHECK BACK EVERY DAY!! CLICK HERE-------- _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WANT TO SEE MORE?? FOR EXTRA-SPECIAL SAVINGS GO TO: BARRYS BARGAIN BIN for BOOKS THOUSANDS OF UNIQUE TITLES (no duplication) ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITION ! MUSIC IN ALL GENRES AND FORMATS (lps, 45s, 78s, and cassettes) ASSORTED RARE CURIOSITIES EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!! (NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!! (EVEN THE OCCASIONAL UNREASONABLE OFFER) Be sure to add me to your favorites list 061008
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