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Palaeobiology II

Author: D E G Briggs; Peter R Crowther
Publisher: Osney Mead, Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, 2001.
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This follow-up title to "Palaeobiology: A Synthesis" reflects the exciting developments in the field, including accounts of spectacular newly discovered fossils, and embraces data from other  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D E G Briggs; Peter R Crowther
ISBN: 0632051477 9780632051472 0632051493 9780632051496
OCLC Number: 43945263
Notes: International stratigraphic chart on end pages.
Description: xv, 583 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / E.N.K. Clarkson --
Major Events in the History of Life --
Early Life --
Origin of Life / A. Lazcano --
Exploring for a Fossil Record of Extraterrestrial Life / J.D. Farmer --
Life in the Archaean / R. Buick --
Late Proterozoic Biogeochemical Cycles / G.A. Logan, R.E. Summons --
The Cambrian Radiation --
Metazoan Origins and Early Evolution / D.H. Erwin --
Significance of Early Shells / S. Conway Morris --
Cambrian Food Webs / N.J. Butterfield --
The Origin of Vertebrates / M.P. Smith, I.J. Sanson --
Palaeozoic Events --
Ordovician Radiation / A.I. Miller --
Rise of Fishes / J.A. Long --
Evolution of Reefs / R.A. Wood --
Early Land Plants / D. Edwards --
Afforestation--the First Forests / S.E. Scheckler --
Terrestrialization of Animals / P.A. Selden --
Origin of Tetrapods / M.I. Coates --
Carboniferous Coal-swamp Forests / W.A. Dimichele --
Rise and Diversification of Insects / C.C. Labandeira --
Origin of Mammals / J.A. Hopson --
Mesozoic Events --
Mesozoic Marine Revolution / P.H. Kelley, T.A. Hansen --
Origin and Radiation of Angiosperms / E.M. Friis, K.R. Pedersen, P.R. Crane --
Rise of Birds / L.M. Chiappe --
Cenozoic Events --
Evolution of Modern Grasslands and Grazers / T.E. Cerling --
Radiation of Tertiary Mammals / C.M. Janis --
Rise of Modern Land Plants and Vegetation / M.E. Collinson --
Early Primates / K.D. Rose --
Hominid Evolution / B.A. Wood --
Neandertals / L.C. Aiello --
The Evolutionary Process and the Fossil Record --
Species Evolution.
Other Titles: Palaeobiology two
Palaeobiology 2
Responsibility: edited by Derek E.G. Briggs, P.R. Crowther.

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