Geerat J. Vermeij

Geerat J. Vermeij, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Geology at the University of California at Davis. Vermeij was born in the Netherlands and came to the United States with his family in 1955. He has received the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal by the National Academy of Sciences and was honored as a MacArthur Fellow. He has published more than two hundred scientific papers and five books and served as editor for Evolution and Paleobiology, the foremost journals in their respective fields.


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The Evolutionary World

Geerat J. Vermeij
Thomas Dunne Books

“One of the master naturalists of our time” (American Scientist) reveals how evolutionary theory explains and affects not just the natural world but our...


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Privileged Hands

Geerat J. Vermeij
Henry Holt and Co.

His fingers move across the surface of a shell, feeling the ridges and contours, searching for clues, gathering information unnoticed by the untrained eye. ...


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