History of Life / Edition 3

History of Life / Edition 3

by Richard Cowen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0632044446

ISBN-13: 9780632044443

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Wiley

This text is aimed at students and anyone interested in the history of life on our planet. It explores the "whys" of events that occurred and, in this newest edition, it takes a closer look at the evolution of the physical earth and the strong interactions between organisms and environment. The book's coverage includes geography, climate, atmosphere, ocean, and land…  See more details below

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This text is aimed at students and anyone interested in the history of life on our planet. It explores the "whys" of events that occurred and, in this newest edition, it takes a closer look at the evolution of the physical earth and the strong interactions between organisms and environment. The book's coverage includes geography, climate, atmosphere, ocean, and land (a changing stage) while following the interplay between organisms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632044443
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The origin of life on Earth1
Ch. 2Earth's earliest life16
Ch. 3Sex and nuclei : eukaryotes29
Ch. 4The evolution of Metazoans42
Ch. 5The Cambrian explosion54
Ch. 6Changing life in a changing world64
Ch. 7The early vertebrates84
Ch. 8Leaving the water95
Ch. 9Tetrapods and amniotes113
Ch. 10Early amniotes and thermoregulation124
Ch. 11The Triassic takeover139
Ch. 12Dinosaurs151
Ch. 13The evolution of flight176
Ch. 14The modernization of land and sea196
Ch. 15The origin of mammals213
Ch. 16The end of the dinosaurs228
Ch. 17Cenozoic mammals : origins, guilds, and trends238
Ch. 18Geography and evolution255
Ch. 19Primates267
Ch. 20Evolving toward humans278
Ch. 21Life in the Ice Age297

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