In the morning Alice and I went to Scheveningen to pay a visit to
Skate Shop Rollerwave. Alice wanted
a skateboard and protective gear for her "Sinterklaas" present.
On our way to the shop we encountered a nice looking but rusty Honda
motorcycle so I took a photo.
Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters
Donald R. Prothero’s Evolution is an entertaining and rigorous
history of the transitional forms and series found in the fossil
record. Its engaging narrative of scientific discovery and
well-grounded analysis has led to the book’s widespread adoption in
courses that teach the nature and value of fossil evidence for
evolution. Evolution tackles systematics and cladistics, rock
dating, neo-Darwinism, and macroevolution. It includes extensive
coverage of the primordial soup, invertebrate transitions, the
development of the backbone, the reign of the dinosaurs, and the
transformation from early hominid to modern human. The book also
details the many alleged “missing links” in the fossil record,
including some of the most recent discoveries that flesh out the
fossil timeline and the evolutionary process.
In the late afternoon we went to my mother's house to celebrate
"Sinterklaas". I got the hardcover of Donald R. Prothero’s Evolution
(second edition). I plan to read this book front to back very
soon. The book is recommended by Jerry
author of Why Evolution Is
which I read, with a lot of pleasure, a few years ago.
Just before midnight I finally finished
by S. K. Dunstall, which is the pen name used by Australian sisters
Sherylyn and Karen Dunstall. While I love the idea of "lines", to me
it's very original, the book was quite a slow read. Only in the end
the pace increased. I am not sure yet if I am going to read the sequel.