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This comprehensive introduction to the history of life on Earth explores the basic principles and processes, the rich history of past life forms — marine and terrestrial — and the major events that shaped this history. Emphasizes the complexity and diversity of life through time. Considers the causes for major events in Earth history --and weighs various interpretations. Some of the many topics covered are: the organization of life, rocks and fossils, origins of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and life, organic evolution and extinction,.marine predators, .early and advanced consumers on land. The book minimizes the use of technical terms, while providing to the reader short chapter-end lists of important key words and defines each term in a glossary.

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An introduction to the history of life on Earth, covering basic principles and processes, ecologic and paleoecologic organization, the history of past life forms, and major events that shaped this history. Can be used as a text for general students or beginning geology and biology students, and as a supplement for a historical geology course. This fourth edition places greater emphasis on the paleoecologic progression of floras and faunas through time, contains a new series of diagrams, and lists web sites. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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An introduction to the history of life on Earth, covering basic principles and processes, ecologic and paleoecologic organization, the history of past life forms, and major events that shaped this history. Can be used as a text for general students or beginning geology and biology students, and as a

Table of Contents

 1. Time and Fossils.

 2. The Organization of Life.

 3. Rocks and Fossils.

 4. Origins of the Earth, Oceans, Atmosphere, and Life.

 5. Organic Evolution and Extinction.

 6. Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics.

 7. Paleobiogeography.

 8. The Precambrian Fossil Record.

 9. Introduction to Marine Communities and the Cambrian.

10. Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Ocean-Bottom Faunas.

11. The Fossil Record of Plankton and Nekton.

12. Marine Predators.

13. Origin and Early Evolution of Terrestrial Communities.

14. Terrestrial Primary Producers: The Land Plants.

15. Early Consumers on Land: Reptiles.

16. Advanced Consumers on Land: The Mammals.

17. Primate and Human Evolution.

18. Conclusions.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780138960698
Author:
Ausich, William I.
Author:
Lane, N. Gary
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. :
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Prentice Hall Earth Science Series
Publication Date:
August 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
321
Dimensions:
9.1 x 7 x 0.8 in 522 gr

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