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Stratigraphic paleobiology : understanding the distribution of fossil taxa in time and space

Author: Mark E Patzkowsky; Steven M Holland
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012. ©2012
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Whether the fossil record should be read at face value or whether it presents a distorted view of the history of life is an argument seemingly as old as many fossils themselves. This book presents a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark E Patzkowsky; Steven M Holland
ISBN: 9780226649375 0226649377 9780226649382 0226649385
OCLC Number: 747819315
Description: xi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The nature of a sample --
The stratigraphic framework --
Environmental controls on the distribution of species --
Stratigraphic controls on fossil occurrences --
The ecology of fossil taxa through time --
Morphological change through time --
From individual collections to global diversity --
Ecosystem change through time --
From beginnings to prospects --
Common sequence stratigraphic terms.
Responsibility: Mark E. Patzkowsky & Steven M. Holland.

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