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Planet of the bugs : evolution and the rise of insects

Planet of the bugs : evolution and the rise of insects

Author: Scott Richard Shaw
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Evolution and the Rise of Insects.

Starting in the shallow oceans of ancient Earth and ending in the far reaches of outer space - where, Shaw proposes, insect - like aliens may have achieved similar preeminence. This book spins an  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Richard Shaw
ISBN: 9780226163611 022616361X 9780226163758 022616375X 9780226325750 022632575X
OCLC Number: 889978497
In: Shaw, Scott Richard
Description: Seiten cm
Contents: Prologue. Time Travel with Insects 1. The Buggy Planet 2. Rise of the Arthropods The Cambrian period, 541 - 485 million years ago, and the Ordovician period, 485 - 444 million years ago 3. Silurian Landfall The Silurian period, 444 - 419 million years ago 4. Six Feet under the Moss The Devonian period, 419 - 359 million years ago 5. Dancing on Air The Carboniferous period, 359 - 299 million years ago 6. Paleozoic Holocaust The Permian period, 299 - 252 million years ago 7. Triassic Spring The Triassic period, 252 - 201 million years ago 8. Picnicking in Jurassic Park The Jurassic period, 201 - 145 million years ago 9. Cretaceous Bloom and Doom The Cretaceous period, 145 - 66 million years ago 10. Cenozoic Reflections The Cenozoic era, 66 million years ago to the present day Postscript. The Buggy Universe Hypothesis Acknowledgments About the Author Notes Suggested Reading Index
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"A very enjoyable read. Planet of the Bugs is packed full of really great information from a unique 'buggy' perspective and is done with humor and fun." -Dena M. Smith, University of Colorado at Read more...

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