Fossils at a Glance / Edition 2

Fossils at a Glance / Edition 2

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by Clare Milsom, Sue Rigby
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405193360

ISBN-13: 9781405193368

Pub. Date: 10/27/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Fossils provide a powerful tool for the study of the nearly 4-billion-year history of life, and its role in the evolution of Earth systems. They also provide important data for evolutionary studies, and contribute to our understanding of the extinction of organisms and the origins of modern biodiversity.

Fossils At A Glance is written for students taking

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Fossils provide a powerful tool for the study of the nearly 4-billion-year history of life, and its role in the evolution of Earth systems. They also provide important data for evolutionary studies, and contribute to our understanding of the extinction of organisms and the origins of modern biodiversity.

Fossils At A Glance is written for students taking an introductory level course in paleontology. Short chapters introduce the main topics in the modern study of fossils. The most important fossil groups are discussed, from microfossils through invertebrates to vertebrates and plants, followed by a brief narrative of life on Earth. 

Diagrams are central to the book and allow the reader to see most of the important data “at a glance”. Each topic covers two pages and provides a self-contained suite of information or a starting point for future study.

This second edition has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date. It includes new line diagrams as well as  photographs of selected fossils 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405193368
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

1. Introduction.

2. Fossil classification and evolution.

3. Sponges.

4. Corals.

5. Bryozoans.

6. Brachiopods.

7. Echinoderms.

8. Trilobites.

9. Mollusks.

10. Graptolites.

11. Vertebrates.

12. Land plants.

13. Microfossils.

14. Trace fossils.

15. Precambrian life.

16. Phanerozoic life.

Reading list.

Geological timescale.

Index.

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Fossils at a Glance 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
The trial sample contained nothing more than the Glossary. I couldn't see the photographs or renderings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago