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Vertebrate palaeontology

Author: M J Benton
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Science, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Vertebrate Palaeontology is a complete, up-to-date history of the evolution of vertebrates. The third edition of this popular text has been extensively revised to incorporate the latest research, including new material from North and South America, Australia, Europe, China, Africa and Russia. The third edition: * highlights astonishing new discoveries including new dinosaurs and Mesozoic birds from China * features  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M J Benton
ISBN: 0632056371 9780632056378 1405144491 9781405144490
OCLC Number: 166703454
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Boxes; Preface; CHAPTER 1 Vertebrate Origin; Key questions; Introduction; 1.1 Sea squirts and the lancelet; 1.2 Phylum Hemichordata: pterobranchs and acorn worms; 1.3 Deuterostome relationships; 1.4 Chordate origins; 1.5 Vertebrates and the head; 1.6 Further reading; CHAPTER 2 How to Study Fossil Vertebrates; Key questions; Introduction; 2.1 Digging up bones; 2.2 Geology and fossil vertebrates; 2.3 Biology and fossil vertebrates; 2.4 Discovering phylogeny; 2.5 The quality of the fossil record; 2.6 Further reading; CHAPTER 3 Early Palaeozoic Fishes; Key questions; Introduction.
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Presents the history of the evolution of vertebrates. This work highlights discoveries including dinosaurs and Mesozoic birds from China. It features a chapter on how to study fossil vertebrates. It  Read more...

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"This book is a 'must' for a biology or geology student and researcher concerned by palaeontology. It perfectly succeeds in showing how palaeobiological information is obtained." (Zentrallblatt fur Read more...

 
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