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Bringing Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology

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Publisher Comments:

This is the first text to combine both paleontology and paleobiology. Traditional textbooks treat these separately, despite the recent trend to combine them in teaching. It bridges the gap between purely theoretical paleobiology and purely descriptive invertebrate paleontology books. The text is targeted at undergraduate geology and biology majors, with the emphasis on organisms, rather than dead objects to be described and catalogued. Current ideas from modern biology, ecology, population genetics, and many other concepts will be applied to the study of the fossil record.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 473-496) and index.

Table of Contents

The Fossil Record: A Window on the Past

1 The Fossil Record

2 Variation in Fossils

3 Species and Speciation

4 Systematics

5 Evolution

6 Extinction

7 Functional Morphology

8 Paleoecology

9 Biogeography

10 Biostratigraphy

Life of the Past and Present

11 Micropaleontology: Fossil Protistans

12 Colonial Life: Sponges, Archaeocyathans, and Cnidarians

13 The Lophophorates: Brachiopods and Bryozoans

14 Jointed Limbs: The Arthropods

15 Kingdom of the Seashell: The Molluscs

16 Spiny Skins: The Echinoderms

17 Dry Bones: Vertebrates and Their Relatives

18 Fossilized Behavior: Trace Fossils

19 Traces of the Earth's Green Mantle: Paleobotany

Product Details

ISBN:
9780073661704
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Location:
Boston
Author:
Prothero, Donald
Author:
Prothero, Donald R.
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
Paleobiology
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
107-292
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
503
Dimensions:
10.80x8.50x.76 in. 2.27 lbs.

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Paleontology

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