Nautilus: The Biology and Paleobiology of a Living Fossil, Reprint with additions / Edition 2

Nautilus: The Biology and Paleobiology of a Living Fossil, Reprint with additions / Edition 2

by W. Bruce Saunders
     
 

This volume is a reprint of a classic book about Nautilus, first published in 1987, with an introductory chapter summarizing all of the work on Nautilus and its habitat since the publication of the first edition more than 20 years ago. The surge in articles in the last two decades indicates an expanded interest in the subject, reflecting a renewed appreciation of

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This volume is a reprint of a classic book about Nautilus, first published in 1987, with an introductory chapter summarizing all of the work on Nautilus and its habitat since the publication of the first edition more than 20 years ago. The surge in articles in the last two decades indicates an expanded interest in the subject, reflecting a renewed appreciation of the complexity and fragility of the marine habitat and its biota. The 37 chapters are written by 48 experts in the field and cover all aspects of this living fossil from its ecology to its embryology. This volume also features new photos, including an impressive image of the first hatched Nautilus in captivity. Nautilus is an iconic animal in the marine realm and represents part of the diverse fauna of the Indo-Pacific. It is also a member of a lineage of shelled cephalopods dating back more than 400 million years. As a result, this volume will be relevant to the fields of marine science, evolutionary biology, and paleontology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048132980
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Topics in Geobiology Series, #6
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2010
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

I Nautilus Studies – The first twenty-two centuries II The Ancestry of the Genus Nautilus III Nautilus and its Distribution IV Ecology V Physiology VI Metabolism VII Reproduction and Growth VIII The Shell and its Architecture IX Swimming and Buoyancy X Aquarium Maintenance

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