By: Donald R Prothero(Author)
672 pages, 543 b/w illustrations
The leading textbook in its field, Bringing Fossils to Life applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary history of major plant and animal phyla. It incorporates current research from biology, ecology, and population genetics.
Written for biology and geology undergrads, Bringing Fossils to Life bridges the gap between purely theoretical paleobiology and solely descriptive invertebrate paleobiology books, emphasizing the cataloguing of live organisms over dead objects. This third edition revises art and research throughout, expands the coverage of invertebrates, includes a discussion of new methodologies, and adds a chapter on the origin and early evolution of life.
"This well-written, well-illustrated book comprehensively covers the science of paleontology, running the gamut from the history of different aspects of the field, to technical discoveries, to taxonomic information. It is perfectly aimed at a student audience, and also belongs in the library of all professional (and amateur) paleontologists."
– Bruce S. Lieberman, University of Kansas
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Donald R. Prothero is a research associate in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum.
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