skip to content
The dawn of animal life : a biohistorical study Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The dawn of animal life : a biohistorical study

Author: Martin F Glaessner
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Series: Cambridge earth science series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:

This 1985 book examines the origin of the present diversity of marine invertebrate animals. A review of the early stages in the history of life discussing the time-scale of the relevant geological  Read more...

Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin F Glaessner
ISBN: 0521235073 9780521235075 0521312167 9780521312165
OCLC Number: 9394425
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine derived contents note: List of figures and tables; Preface; 1. Precambrian life and its environment: a review: i. Theories about the origin of life and its environment; ii. The Precambrian, its subdivisions, and the dating of biohistoric events; iii. The preservation and recognition of organic remains in rocks: chemofossils, fossil organisms, pseudofossils; iv. The cell: organization and life processes. The 'kingdoms' of organisms; v. Proterozoic fossils and environments; vi. Origins and early differentiation of the Metazoa; 2. The Ediacarian faunal assemblages: discovery, composition, significance; i. Discoveries at Ediacara; ii. Palaeoenvironment and fossilization; iii. Composition of the fauna; iv. Paleobiology; v. Other occurrences of Late Precambrian Metazoa in Australia; vi. The Nama fauna of southwestern Africa (Namibia) and possible equivalents in South America; vii. Late Precambrian Metazoa from the Northern Hemisphere; viii. The concept of Ediacarian fauna; 3. The Precambrian diversification of the Metazoa in the light of paleozoology: i. The significance of the Ediacarian fauna for metazoan phylogeny; ii. Re-assessment of the incompleteness of the palaeontological record; iii. The record of the Late Precambrian fauna applied to problems of phylogeny; iv. Occupation of the marine environment: habitats and habits; v. Conclusions on the physical environments of the Late Precambrian Metazoa; vi. The taxonomy of emerging diversity: the meaning of phyla; vii. Rates of evolution; 4. The Precambrian-Cambrian transition: i. Stratigraphic scales: boundaries and historical transitions; ii. The fate of the Ediacarian faunas: extinction, survival, replacement; iii. The Cambrian Period as the time of the first shelly fossils; iv. the oldest Cambrian faunas and their evolutionary antecedents; v. Agglutinated, chitinous and mineralized body components in Ediacarian fossils and in some successors; vi. Extrinsic and internal factors of biomineralisation and its functional significance; vii. Environmental changes at the Precambrian-Cambrian transition; viii. Increase in diversity of trace fossils; ix. Consequences and causes of evolutionary diversification; 5. Emerging animal life: thoughts on interactions of lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere: i. Interactions of intrinsic and environmental factors in the emergent biosphere; ii. Metazoan expansion in the marine biosphere: a three-stage process; iii. Interactions in the light of plate tectonics; iv. Animal life: past, present and future; Appendix; References; Dictionaries of scientific terms; Author index; Subject index.
Series Title: Cambridge earth science series.
Responsibility: Martin F. Glaessner.
More information:

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9394425> # The dawn of animal life : a biohistorical study
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "9394425" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Place/cambridge> ; # Cambridge
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/invertebres_marins_evolution> ; # Invertébrés marins--Évolution
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/562/e19/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85097143> ; # Paleontology--Precambrian
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/evolucion> ; # Evolución
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/cambrien> ; # Cambrien
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Event/from_570_million_to_5_billion_years_ago> ; # From 570 million to 5 billion years ago
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/paleontologia> ; # Paleontologia
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1051513> ; # Paleontology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/palaontologie> ; # Paläontologie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/tiere> ; # Tiere
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/978148> ; # Invertebrates, Fossil
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/marine_invertebrates_evolution> ; # Marine invertebrates--Evolution
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/paleontologie_precambrien> ; # Paléontologie--Précambrien
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/invertebres_fossiles> ; # Invertébrés fossiles
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#CreativeWork/animal> ; # Animal
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/biological_evolution> ; # Biological Evolution
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Thing/prehistoric_organisms> ; # Prehistoric organisms
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/marine_biology> ; # Marine Biology
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1354070> ; # Precambrian Geologic Period
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1009647> ; # Marine invertebrates--Evolution
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/precambrien> ; # Précambrien
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/85480584> ; # Martin Fritz Glaessner
    schema:datePublished "1984" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/806739651> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Series/cambridge_earth_science_series> ; # Cambridge earth science series.
    schema:name "The dawn of animal life : a biohistorical study"@en ;
    schema:productID "9394425" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/9394425#PublicationEvent/cambridge_new_york_cambridge_university_press_1984> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Agent/cambridge_university_press> ; # Cambridge University Press
    schema:url <http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=2732765&custom_att_2=simple_viewer> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1007/83005188-t.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521312165> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521235075> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB8410769> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB8529883> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/9394425> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Agent/cambridge_university_press> # Cambridge University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Cambridge University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Event/from_570_million_to_5_billion_years_ago> # From 570 million to 5 billion years ago
    a schema:Event ;
    schema:name "From 570 million to 5 billion years ago" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Series/cambridge_earth_science_series> # Cambridge earth science series.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9394425> ; # The dawn of animal life : a biohistorical study
    schema:name "Cambridge earth science series." ;
    schema:name "Cambridge earth science series" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Thing/prehistoric_organisms> # Prehistoric organisms
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "Prehistoric organisms" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/biological_evolution> # Biological Evolution
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Biological Evolution"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/invertebres_fossiles> # Invertébrés fossiles
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Invertébrés fossiles"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/invertebres_marins_evolution> # Invertébrés marins--Évolution
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Invertébrés marins--Évolution"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/806739651#Topic/paleontologie_precambrien> # Paléontologie--Précambrien
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Paléontologie--Précambrien"@fr ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85097143> # Paleontology--Precambrian
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Paleontology--Precambrian"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1009647> # Marine invertebrates--Evolution
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Marine invertebrates--Evolution"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1051513> # Paleontology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Paleontology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1354070> # Precambrian Geologic Period
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Precambrian Geologic Period"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/978148> # Invertebrates, Fossil
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Invertebrates, Fossil"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/85480584> # Martin Fritz Glaessner
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1906" ;
    schema:familyName "Glaessner" ;
    schema:givenName "Martin Fritz" ;
    schema:givenName "Martin F." ;
    schema:name "Martin Fritz Glaessner" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521235075>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0521235073" ;
    schema:isbn "9780521235075" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521312165>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0521312167" ;
    schema:isbn "9780521312165" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.