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Cambridge Paleobiology #0002: Patterns and Processes of Vertebrate Evolution

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This new text provides an integrated view of the forces that influence the patterns and rates of vertebrate evolution from the level of living populations and species to those that resulted in the origin of the major vertebrate groups. The evolutionary roles of behavior, development, continental drift, and mass extinctions are compared with the importance of variation and natural selection that were emphasized by Darwin. It is extensively illustrated, showing major transitions between fish and amphibians, dinosaurs and birds, and land mammals to whales. No book since Simpson's Major Features of Evolution has attempted such a broad study of the patterns and forces of evolutionary change. Undergraduate students taking a general or advanced course on evolution, and graduate students and professionals in evolutionary biology and paleontology will find the book of great interest.

Synopsis:

This new undergraduate text provides an integrated view of the forces that influence the patterns and rates of vertebrate evolution.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-437) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Current Problems in Evolutionary Theory: Part II. Theories of Evolution at the Level of Populations and Species: Part III. Evolution in Modern Populations: Part IV. Limits to Knowledge of the Fossil Record and Their Influence on Studies of Evolution: Part V. Patterns of Evolution Among Late Cenozoic Mammals: Part VI. Patterns of Evolution of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates in the Late Cenozoic: Part VII. The Influence of Systems of Classification on Concepts of Evolutionary Patterns: Part VIII. Evolutionary Constraints: Part IX. Evolutionary Genetics: Part X. Development and Evolution: Part XI. Physical Constraints: Part XII. Major Evolutionary Transitions: Part XIII. Patterns of Radiation: Part XIV. Forces of Evolution: Part XV. Conclusions and Comparisons: Glossary. References. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521478090
Editor:
Briggs, D. E. G.
Editor:
Dodson, P.
Editor:
Briggs, D. E. G.
Editor:
Dodson, P.
Author:
Spicer, R. A.
Author:
Carroll, Robert Lynn
Author:
Macfadden, B. J.
Author:
Dodson, P.
Author:
Sepkoski, J. J.
Author:
Briggs, D. E. G.
Author:
Carroll, Robert L.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K. :
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Vertebrates
Subject:
Vertebrates, fossil
Subject:
Vertebrates -- Evolution.
Subject:
Vertebrates, Fossil -- Evolution.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Biology-Zoology
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Paleobiology Series ;
Series Volume:
0002
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
169 line diagrams 4 half-tones 14 ta
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
10.02x7.09x.73 in. 2.13 lbs.

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