The northern Adriatic ecosystem : deep time in a shallow sea (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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The northern Adriatic ecosystem : deep time in a shallow sea
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The northern Adriatic ecosystem : deep time in a shallow sea

Author: Frank K McKinney
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
Series: Critical moments and perspectives in earth history and paleobiology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though the northern Adriatic has been well studied since the advent of the marine sciences, it is not widely known by paleontologists. With this volume, McKinney illuminates what this "living laboratory" can tell us about the evolution of multicellular life on Earth."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Internet resource
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank K McKinney
ISBN: 9780231132428 0231132425
OCLC Number: 76792079
Description: xxii, 299 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Long-term changes in shallow marine life --
Ch. 2. Geography of the Northern Adriatic Sea --
Ch. 3. Origin of the Adriatic --
Ch. 4. Physical oceanography --
Ch. 5. Nutrients and pelagic biology --
Ch. 6. Pleistocene and holocene sediments --
Ch. 7. The benthic ecosystem --
Ch. 8. Fossilization potential of Northern Adriatic benthos --
Ch. 9. Paleontological implications --
Epilogue : La Tristezza tra Trieste e Termoli.
Series Title: Critical moments and perspectives in earth history and paleobiology series.
Responsibility: Frank K. McKinney.
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The northern Adriatic Sea is transient, most recently flooded between 18,000 to 6,000 years ago following the last glacial maximum, and it will drain again with the onset of the next glacial period.  Read more...

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[A] remarkable book. -- Mark A. Wilson Paleontology Newsletter Highly recommended Choice

 
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