aller au contenu
The garden of Ediacara : discovering the first complex life Aperçu de cet ouvrage
FermerAperçu de cet ouvrage
Vérification...

The garden of Ediacara : discovering the first complex life

Auteur : Mark A McMenamin
Éditeur: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1998.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Résumé:
During an expedition in Sonora, Mexico, paleontologist Mark A.S. McMenamin unearthed fossils of creatures dated at approximately 600 million years old -- making them the oldest large body fossils ever discovered. These circular fossils, known as Ediacarans, seemed to defy explanation. Representatives of marine life forms that existed in Precambrian times, as much as fifty million years before life on earth began to  Lire la suite...
Évaluation:

(pas encore évalué) 0 avec des critiques - Soyez le premier.

Sujets
Plus comme ceci

Trouver un exemplaire en ligne

Liens vers cet ouvrage

Trouver un exemplaire dans la bibliothèque

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Recherche de bibliothèques qui possèdent cet ouvrage...

Détails

Type d’ouvrage: Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Mark A McMenamin
ISBN: 0231105584 9780231105583 0231105592 9780231105590
Numéro OCLC: 37588521
Description: xii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu: ch. 1. Mystery fossil --
ch. 2. The sand menagerie --
ch. 3. Vermiforma --
ch. 4. The Nama group --
ch. 5. Back to the garden --
ch. 6. Cloudina --
ch. 7. Ophrydium --
ch. 8. Reunite Rodinia!--
ch. 9. The Mexican find: Sonora 1995 --
ch. 10. The lost world --
ch. 11. A family tree --
ch. 12. Awareness of Ediacara --
ch. 13. Revenge of the mole rats --
Epilogue: Parallel evolution.
Responsabilité: Mark A.S. McMenamin.

Résumé:

Including twenty-two photographs and more than fifty drawings of these strikingly beautiful early life forms, this book presents a mesmerizing documentary of a major scientific discovery: the oldest  Lire la suite...

Critiques

Critiques éditoriales

Synopsis de l’éditeur

"[A] thought-provoking personal exploration of what the Ediacaran fossils represent." -- "Tree"

 
Critiques d’utilisateurs
Récupération des critiques de GoodReads...
Récuperation des critiques DOGObooks…

Marqueurs

Soyez le premier.
Confirmez cette demande

Vous avez peut-être déjà demandé cet ouvrage. Veuillez sélectionner OK si vous voulez poursuivre avec cette demande quand même.

Données liées


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37588521> # The garden of Ediacara : discovering the first complex life
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "37588521" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797189070#Place/namaland> ; # Namaland
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1051513> ; # Paleontology
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797189070#Topic/fossil> ; # Fossil
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/560.171/e21/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797189070#Topic/prakambrium> ; # Präkambrium
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797189070#Topic/paleontology_precambrian> ; # Paleontology--Precambrian
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797189070#Topic/fossils> ; # Fossils
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85097143> ; # Paleontology--Precambrian
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797189070#Topic/palaontologie> ; # Paläontologie
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/933164> ; # Fossils
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797189070#Event/from_570_million_to_5_billion_years_ago> ; # From 570 million to 5 billion years ago
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1354070> ; # Precambrian Geologic Period
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "1998" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/2553501> ; # Mark A. McMenamin
   schema:datePublished "1998" ;
   schema:description "During an expedition in Sonora, Mexico, paleontologist Mark A.S. McMenamin unearthed fossils of creatures dated at approximately 600 million years old -- making them the oldest large body fossils ever discovered. These circular fossils, known as Ediacarans, seemed to defy explanation. Representatives of marine life forms that existed in Precambrian times, as much as fifty million years before life on earth began to diversify rapidly, the specimens bore a superficial resemblance to jellyfish. A typical Ediacaran had a quilted body, three curving arms at the center, and a fringe of fine radial lines. McMenamin's curiosity was fueled by the puzzle of whether the Ediacarans were animals or some other type of organism. How could such complex forms of life appear so suddenly, without extensive records of prior evolution? Yet, this seems to be exactly what the Ediacarans had done. The Garden of Ediacarapresents a mesmerizing documentary of a major scientific discovery, detailing McMenamin's trip to Namibia, where, with a party that included the renowned paleontologist Adolf Seilacher, the author investigates a spectacular cast made from a colony of fossils in the Nama desert. He chronicles the long, often futile search made by earlier scientists for Ediacara, which began more than a century ago in Europe, North America, and Africa, and the various types of Ediacaran fossils that have been uncovered in the years since. McMenamin concludes that Ediacarans were not animals because they never passed through the ball-shaped embryonic stage peculiar to known animal life forms. But, remarkably, Ediacarans seem to have developed a central nervous system and a brain independent from animal evolution. This startling conclusion has profound implications for our understanding of evolutionary biology, for it indicates that the path toward intelligent life was embarked upon more than once on this planet."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/797189070> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The garden of Ediacara : discovering the first complex life"@en ;
   schema:productID "37588521" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/37588521#PublicationEvent/new_york_columbia_university_press_1998> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797189070#Agent/columbia_university_press> ; # Columbia University Press
   schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=008139240&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780231105590> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780231105583> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA008099> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/37588521> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797189070#Agent/columbia_university_press> # Columbia University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Columbia University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797189070#Event/from_570_million_to_5_billion_years_ago> # From 570 million to 5 billion years ago
    a schema:Event ;
   schema:name "From 570 million to 5 billion years ago" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797189070#Topic/paleontology_precambrian> # Paleontology--Precambrian
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Paleontology--Precambrian"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85097143> # Paleontology--Precambrian
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Paleontology--Precambrian"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1051513> # Paleontology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Paleontology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1354070> # Precambrian Geologic Period
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Precambrian Geologic Period"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/933164> # Fossils
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Fossils"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/2553501> # Mark A. McMenamin
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "McMenamin" ;
   schema:givenName "Mark A." ;
   schema:name "Mark A. McMenamin" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780231105583>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0231105584" ;
   schema:isbn "9780231105583" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780231105590>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0231105592" ;
   schema:isbn "9780231105590" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Fermer la fenêtre

Veuillez vous identifier dans WorldCat 

Vous n’avez pas de compte? Vous pouvez facilement créer un compte gratuit.