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Palaeontology: The Record of Life


By: Colin W Stearn and Robert L Carroll

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jul 1989 | #83259 | ISBN: 0471845280
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A comprehensive, one-term paleontology text, this book gives a unified approach to animal, plant, and invertebrate history and interaction. The emphasis is on how life evolved and shows how paleontology reveals earth history. It presents an integrated picture of paleontology, rather than detailed classification schemes.


Fossils. Time. Names, Relationships, and Classifications. THE FOSSIL RECORD. The Time of Microscopic Life. Origin and Diversification of the Metazoa. The Invertebrates Dominate the Seas: Acoelomates and Lophophorates. The Invertebrates Dominate the Seas II: Schizocoelomates and Enterocoelomates. Land Plants and Their Ancestors. Paleozoic Vertebrates. The Second Wave: Invertebrates of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras. Evolution of Vertebrates During the Mesozoic. Cenozoic Vertebrates. LESSONS FROM THE RECORD. Biostratigraphy. Adaptation and Functional Morphology. The Mechanisms of Evolution. Evolution in Earth History. Paleoecology. Paleobiogeography. Fossils as Builders of Sedimentary Rocks. Paleoichnology: The Study of Trace Fossils. Index.

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