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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. In the late 1700s, Georges Cuvier argued for a literal interpretation, but in the early 1800s, Charles Lyell & rsquo;s gradualist view of the earth & rsquo;s history required a more nuanced interpretation of that same record. To this day,  Read more...
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Patzkowsky, Mark E. (Mark Edward), 1958-, author.
Stratigraphic paleobiology.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2012], ©2012
(DLC) 2011030690
(OCoLC)747819315
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark E Patzkowsky; Steven M Holland
ISBN: 9780226649399 0226649393 1280126329 9781280126321
OCLC Number: 780445870
Description: 1 online resource
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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