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Vertebrate palaeontology

Author: M J Benton
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Blackwell, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth edition
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Vertebrate palaeontology is a lively field, with new discoveries reported every week and not only dinosaurs! This new edition reflects the international scope of vertebrate palaeontology, with a  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Benton, M.J. (Michael J.).
Vertebrate palaeontology.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015
(DLC) 2014000688
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M J Benton
ISBN: 9781118407554 1118407555 9781118406847 1118406842
OCLC Number: 867425553
Notes: Accompanied by student companion website with PowerPoints of all figures for downloading.
Description: xi, 468 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Vertebrates originate --
2. How to study fossil vertebrates --
3. Early Palaeozoic fishes --
4. Early tetrapods and amphibians --
5. $t Evolution of early amniotes --
6. Bounceback : tetrapods of the Triassic --
7. Evolution of fishes after the Devonian --
8. The age of dinosaurs --
9. The birds --
10. Mammals --
11. Human evolution --
Appendix. Classification of the vertebrates.
Responsibility: Michael J. Benton, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.
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The book is a main textbook for vertebrate palaeontology and aimed at students and anyone with an interest in the evolution of vertebrates. It meets its five aims and is excellent value. (Proceedings Read more...

 
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