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On Methuselah's trail : living fossils and the great extinctions

Author: Peter D Ward
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, [1993]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Ward
ISBN: 071672488X 9780716724889
OCLC Number: 48866885
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 212 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Steven M. Stanley --
Introduction: the phenomenon of living fossils --
The advent of skeletons: the brachiopods --
Before modern predation: the flat clams --
The kraken wakes: nautilus and the rise of the ammonites --
Death of the polypi: nautilus and the last ammonites --
Timeless design: the horseshoe crab --
The first spring: plants invade the land --
Out of the ooze: the lobe-fins --
Envoi.
Responsibility: Peter Douglas Ward.

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