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History of life

Author: Richard Cowen
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"This text is aimed at students and anyone interested in the history of life on our planet. It explores the "whys" of events that occurred and, in this newest edition, it takes a closer look at the evolution of the physical earth and the strong interactions between organisms and environment. The book's coverage includes geography, climate, atmosphere, ocean, and land (a changing stage) while following the interplay  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Cowen
ISBN: 1405117567 9781405117562
OCLC Number: 53970577
Description: xii, 324 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The origin of life on Earth --
Ch. 2. Earth's earliest life --
Ch. 3. Sex and nuclei : eukaryotes --
Ch. 4. The evolution of Metazoans --
Ch. 5. The Cambrian explosion --
Ch. 6. Changing life in a changing world --
Ch. 7. The early vertebrates --
Ch. 8. Leaving the water --
Ch. 9. Tetrapods and amniotes --
Ch. 10. Early amniotes and thermoregulation --
Ch. 11. The Triassic takeover --
Ch. 12. Dinosaurs --
Ch. 13. The evolution of flight --
Ch. 14. The modernization of land and sea --
Ch. 15. The origin of mammals --
Ch. 16. The end of the dinosaurs --
Ch. 17. Cenozoic mammals : origins, guilds, and trends --
Ch. 18. Geography and evolution --
Ch. 19. Primates --
Ch. 20. Evolving toward humans --
Ch. 21. Life in the Ice Age
Responsibility: Richard Cowen.
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"This text is aimed at students and anyone interested in the history of life on our planet. It explores the "whys" of events that occurred and, in this newest edition, it takes a closer look at the evolution of the physical earth and the strong interactions between organisms and environment. The book's coverage includes geography, climate, atmosphere, ocean, and land (a changing stage) while following the interplay between organisms."--BOOK JACKET.

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