Bringing Fossils To Life: An Introduction To Paleobiology / Edition 2 by Donald R. Prothero | 2900073661703 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Bringing Fossils To Life: An Introduction To Paleobiology / Edition 2

Bringing Fossils To Life: An Introduction To Paleobiology / Edition 2

by Donald R. Prothero
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073661708

ISBN-13: 2900073661703

Pub. Date: 05/08/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This is the first text to combine both paleontology and paleobiology. Traditional textbooks treat these separately, despite the recent trend to combine them in teaching. It bridges the gap between purely theoretical paleobiology and purely descriptive invertebrate paleontology books. The text is targeted at undergraduate geology and biology majors, with the emphasis

Overview

This is the first text to combine both paleontology and paleobiology. Traditional textbooks treat these separately, despite the recent trend to combine them in teaching. It bridges the gap between purely theoretical paleobiology and purely descriptive invertebrate paleontology books. The text is targeted at undergraduate geology and biology majors, with the emphasis on organisms, rather than dead objects to be described and catalogued. Current ideas from modern biology, ecology, population genetics, and many other concepts will be applied to the study of the fossil record.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900073661703
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
05/08/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512

Table of Contents

The Fossil Record: A Window on the Past
1 The Fossil Record
2 Variation in Fossils
3 Species and Speciation
4 Systematics
5 Evolution
6 Extinction
7 Functional Morphology
8 Paleoecology
9 Biogeography
10 Biostratigraphy
Life of the Past and Present
11 Micropaleontology: Fossil Protistans
12 Colonial Life: Sponges, Archaeocyathans, and Cnidarians
13 The Lophophorates: Brachiopods and Bryozoans
14 Jointed Limbs: The Arthropods
15 Kingdom of the Seashell: The Molluscs
16 Spiny Skins: The Echinoderms
17 Dry Bones: Vertebrates and Their Relatives
18 Fossilized Behavior: Trace Fossils
19 Traces of the Earth's Green Mantle: Paleobotany

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