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Paleontology : a philosophical introduction

Author: Derek Donald Turner
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] Cambridge Univ. Press 2011
Series: Cambridge introductions to philosophy and biology
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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In the wake of the paleobiological revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, paleontologists continue to investigate far-reaching questions about how evolution works. Derek Turner introduces the reader to  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Turner, Derek D., 1974
Paleontology
Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011
XI, 227 S.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Donald Turner
ISBN: 9780521116374 0521116376 9781139011198 1139011197 9780511921100 0511921101 9780521133326 0521133327
OCLC Number: 844960244
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
Description: Online Ressource (XI, 227 S.)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Paleontology and evolutionary theory; 2. A new way of looking at the fossil record; 3. Punctuated equilibria: provocations and problems; 4. The emergence of a hierarchical evolutionary theory; 5. The case for species selection; 6. Real trends; 7. The dynamics of evolutionary trends; 8. Is evolution contingent?; 9. Diversity and disparity; 10. Are genes the new fossils?.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to philosophy and biology
Responsibility: Derek Turner

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