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Knoll, Andrew H.

Overview
Works: 50 works in 156 publications in 2 languages and 4,837 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Educational films  Internet videos  Textbooks  Documentary television programs  Science films  History  Nonfiction television programs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QH325, 576.83
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Most widely held works about Andrew H Knoll
 
Most widely held works by Andrew H Knoll
Life on a young planet : the first three billion years of evolution on Earth by Andrew H Knoll( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australopithecines, dinosaurs, trilobites - such fossils conjure up images of lost worlds filled with vanished organisms. But in the full history of life, ancient animals, even the trilobites, form only the half-billion-year tip of a nearly 4-billion-year iceberg. Andrew Knoll explores the deep history of life from its origins on a young planet to the incredible Cambrian explosion, presenting a compelling new explanation for the emergence of biological novelty. The very latest discoveries in paleontology - many of them made by the author and his students - are integrated with emerging insights from molecular biology and earth system science to forge a broad understanding of how the biological diversity that surrounds us came to be. Moving from Siberia to Namibia to the Bahamas, Knoll shows how life and environment have evolved together through Earth's history. Innovations in biology have helped shape our air and oceans, and, just as surely, environmental change has influenced the course of evolution, repeatedly closing off opportunities for some species while opening avenues for others. Readers go into the field to confront fossils, enter the lab to discern the inner workings of cells, and alight on Mars to ask how our terrestrial experience can guide exploration for life beyond our planet. Along the way, Knoll brings us up-to-date on some of science's hottest questions, from the oldest fossils and claims of life beyond the Earth to the hypothesis of global glaciation and Knoll's own unifying concept of "permissive ecology."--Jacket
Evolution of primary producers in the sea by Paul G Falkowski( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text reference examines how photosynthesis evolved on Earth and how phytoplankton evolved through time ultimately to permit the evolution of complex life, including human beings. The first of its kind, this book provides thorough coverage of key topics, with contributions by leading experts in biophysics, evolutionary biology, micropaleontology, marine ecology, and biogeochemistry.This exciting new book is of interest not only to students and researchers in marine science, but also to evolutionary biologists and ecologists interested in understanding the origins and diversification of life. Primary Producers of the Sea offers these students and researchers an understanding of the molecular evolution, phylogeny, fossil record, and environmental processes that collectively permits us to comprehend the rise of phytoplankton and their impact on Earth's ecology and biogeochemistry. It is certain to become the first and best word on this exhilarating topic
Fundamentals of geobiology by Andrew H Knoll( Book )

23 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than fifty years scientists have been concerned with the interrelationships of Earth and life. Over the past decade, however, geobiology, the name given to this interdisciplinary endeavour, has emerged as an exciting and rapidly expanding field, fuelled by advances in molecular phylogeny, a new microbial ecology made possible by the molecular revolution, increasingly sophisticated new techniques for imaging and determining chemical compositions of solids on nanometer scales, the development of non-traditional stable isotope analyses, Earth systems science and Earth system history, and accelerating exploration of other planets within and beyond our solar system. Geobiology has many faces: there is the microbial weathering of minerals, bacterial and skeletal biomineralization, the roles of autotrophic and heterotrophic metabolisms in elemental cycling, the redox history in the oceans and its relationship to evolution and the origin of life itself. This book is the first to set out a coherent set of principles that underpin geobiology, and will act as a foundational text that will speed the dissemination of those principles. The chapters have been carefully chosen to provide intellectually rich but concise summaries of key topics, and each has been written by one or more of the leading scientists in that field. Fundamentals of Geobiology is aimed at advanced undergraduates and graduates in the Earth and biological sciences, and to the growing number of scientists worldwide who have an interest in this burgeoning new discipline
Life story : a play in five acts by Virginia Lee Burton( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates for children some theories about the origins of life. Shows the changing face of the earth from the first cataclysmic upheavals through the various ages of the tiny sea creatures, the flowering plants, the dinosaurs, the mammals, and finally the works of man
Paleobiology of the Mesoproterozoic Billyakh Group, Anabar Uplift, northern Siberia by V. N Sergeev( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proterozoic evolution and environments( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paleobiology of the Neoproterozoic Svanbergfjellet Formation, Spitsbergen by Nicholas J Butterfield( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biology : how life works by James Morris( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking introductory biology means rethinking the text, the visual program, and the assessments, and Biology: How Life Works is the first book to have developed all three pillars in tandem. The result is focused, streamlined textbook enhanced by authentically integrated media and assessments all supporting the common goal of conceptual learning
Changing planet past, present, future( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three leading researchers guide us on an exploration of the history of life on Earth and discuss present-day concerns about climate change
Sedimentary geology at Meridiani Planum, Mars( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In January of 2004, twin robotic explorers, Spirit and Opportunity, landed on Mars. Expected to last for 90 days, the two rovers explored the Martian surface for nearly two years. Their objective was to search for evidence of ancient water on Mars, and to determine if Mars ever had conditions that would have been suitable for life. Opportunity, landed on Meridiani Planum, a smooth plateau near the Martian equator, coming to rest in a small impact feature named Eagle Crater. After leaving Eagle Crater, Opportunity drove eastward to Endurance Crater, a much larger carter that allowed access to deeper and older rocks. At these locations, Opportunity, found strong evidence for ancient water on Mars. This evidence includes "blueberries," small concretions rich in hematite that precipitated from water. Other evidence includes rocks that ware made largely of sulphate salts, deposited when water evaporated, and rocks that preserve ancient ripples that formed billions of years ago as water flowed over sand on Mars. The conditions long ago at Meridiani Planum could have been suitable for some simple forms of life. Whether life could have developed there, however, is a more difficult question."--Page 4 of cover
The Sixth extinction human role( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five extinctions have had an impact on the Earth in the last 400 million years with a sixth extinction provoked by human beings becoming imminent. With human activities contributing to the annual loss of 27,000 species, there is concern regarding the continuation of life on Earth
Unearthing life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Knoll, Harvard evolutionary biologist, geologist, paleontologist, and member of the Mars Exploration Rovers Team, shares his far-reaching experiences from the microscopic to the cosmic
Unearthing life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Dr. Andrew Knoll as he discusses his experiences as a member of the Mars Exploration Rover Team, and get an in-depth look at the scientists that worked together to reconstruct the history of the planet and search for signs of life
Proterozoic evolution and environments : a special volume of the American journal of science (v. 290-A) dedicated to Preston E. Cloud( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vida en un joven planeta : los primeros tres mil millones de años de la Tierra by Andrew H Knoll( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thin ice Earth in the time of climate change( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring paleoclimatologist, ice age expert, and Harvard professor Dr. Paul Hoffman, this live action program engages high school students in a fascinating overview of science about how Earth's climate system works and responds to change
Extinction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five extinctions have impacted the Earth in the last 400 million years with a sixth extinction provoked by human beings becoming imminent
Neoproterozoic stratigraphy and earth history( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colloquium on the Future of Evolution by Colloquium on the Future of Evolution( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Life on a young planet : the first three billion years of evolution on Earth
Alternative Names
Andrew H. Knoll Amerikaans paleontoloog

Andrew Knoll

Andrew Knoll US-amerikanischer Planetologe und Paläontologe

Knoll, Andrew Herbert.

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Languages
English (115)

Spanish (6)

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Evolution of primary producers in the seaLife story : a play in five actsSedimentary geology at Meridiani Planum, MarsUnearthing lifeLa vida en un joven planeta : los primeros tres mil millones de años de la Tierra