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Life on a young planet : the first three billion years of evolution on Earth

Author: Andrew H Knoll
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the history of life from its origins on a young planet to the Cambrian explosion, presenting an explanation for the emergence of biological novelty. Moving from Siberia to Namibia to the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew H Knoll
ISBN: 0691009783 9780691009780 0691120293 9780691120294
OCLC Number: 936874974
Description: x, 277 s., [8] plates -s. (i färg) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Prologue 1 Chapter 1. In the Beginning? 6 Chapter 2. The Tree of Life 16 Chapter 3. Life's Signature in Ancient Rocks 32 Chapter 4. The Earliest Glimmers of Life 50 Chapter 5. The Emergence of Life 72 Chapter 6. The Oxygen Revolution 89 Chapter 7. The Cyanobacteria, Life's Microbial Heroes 108 Chapter 8. The Origins of Eukaryotic Cells 122 Chapter 9. Fossils of Early Eukaryotes 139 Chapter 10. Animals Take the Stage 161 Chapter 11. Cambrian Redux 179 Chapter 12. Dynamic Earth, Permissive Ecology 206 Chapter 13. Paleontology ad Astra 225 Epilogue 243 Further Reading 247 Index 269
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