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Palaeobiology II

Author: D E G Briggs; Peter Crowther
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The content in this work is arranged as a series of concise articles, taking a thematic approach to the subject, rather than treating the various fossil groups systematically.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D E G Briggs; Peter Crowther
ISBN: 0632051493 9780632051496
OCLC Number: 51481754
Description: 600 pages
Contents: Part I: Major Events in the History of Life:. 1. Early Life. 2. The Cambrian Radiation. 3. Palaeozoic Events. 4. Mesozoic Events. 5. Cenozoic Events. Part II: The Evolutionary Process and the Fossil Record:. 6. Species Evolution. 7. Evolution of Form. 8. Macroevolution. 9. Patterns of Diversity. Part III: Taphonomy:. 10. Fossilized Materials. 11. Fossilization Processes. 12. Preservation in Different Ecological Settings. 13. Lagerstatten. Part IV: Palaeoecology:. 14. Fossils as Living Organisms. 15. Ancient Communities. 16. Fossils as Environmental Indicators. Part V: Systematics, Phylogeny and Stratigraphy:. 17. Morphology and Taxonomy. 18. Calibrating Diversity. 19. Reconstructing Phylogeny. 20. Fossils in Stratigraphy.
Responsibility: edited by Derek E.G. Briggs and Peter R. Crowther.

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