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Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America: Volume 2, Small Mammals, Xenarthrans, and Marine Mammals

Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America: Volume 2, Small Mammals, Xenarthrans, and Marine Mammals

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This is a hands-on guide for graduate students and young researchers wishing to perfect the practical skills needed for a successful research career. By teaching junior scientists to develop effective research habits, the book helps to make the experience of graduate study a more efficient and rewarding one. The authors have taught a graduate course on the topics covered for many years, and provide a sample curriculum for instructors in graduate schools wanting to teach a similar course. Topics covered include: choosing a research topic, department, and advisor; making workplans; the ethics of research; using scientific literature; perfecting oral and written communication; publishing papers; writing proposals; managing time effectively; and planning a scientific career and applying for jobs in research and industry. The wealth of advice is invaluable to students, junior researchers and mentors in all fields of science, engineering, and the humanities.

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ISBN-13: 9781108462082
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Pages: 803
Product dimensions: 8.54(w) x 11.02(h) x 1.69(d)

About the Author

Christine M. Janis is Professor of Biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, Rhode Island. She is on the editorial board of Journal of Mammalian Evolution and Acta Paleontologica Polonica, and Associate Editor for the journal Evolution. Professor Janis was also editor-in-chief for Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America, Volume 1: Terrestrial Carnivores, Ungulates, and Ungulate like Mammals (Cambridge, 1998).

Gregg G. Gunnell is Associate Research Scientist in the Museum of Paleontology at the University of Michigan. He is Associate Editor for the journal Palaois, Past Associate Editor for Journal of Human Evolution, and a Member of the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology, the Paleontological Society, and the American Society of Mammalogists.

Mark D. Uhen is Head of Research and Collections and Curator of Paleontology and Zoology at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. He is a Research Associate in the Department of Paleobiology at the US National Museum of Natural History, Chair of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Patterson Award Committee, and a member of the Advisory Board and the Vertebrate Working Group for the Paleobiology Database.

Table of Contents

Introduction Christine M. Janis, Gregg G. Gunnell and Mark D. Uhen; Part I. Non-Eutherian Mammals: 1. Non-Eutherian summary chapter Christine M. Janis and A. Weil; 2. Multituberculata A. Weil and D. Krause; 3. Marsupialia W. Korth; Part II. Insectivorous Mammals: 4. Insectivorous mammals summary chapter Gregg F. Gunnell and J. Bloch; 5. 'Proteutheria' Gregg F. Gunnell, T. Bown, J. Bloch and D. Boyer; 6. Leptictida Gregg F. Gunnell, T. Bown and J. Bloch; 7. Lipotyphla Gregg F. Gunnell, T. Bown, H. Hutchinson and J. Bloch; Part III. 'Edentata': 8. 'Edentata' summary chapter Gregg F. Gunnell and K. Rose; 9. Palaeanodonta/Pholidota K. Rose; 10. Xenarthra G. MacDonald and V. Naples; Part IV. Archonta: 11. Archonta summary chapter Gregg F. Gunnell and M. Silcox; 12. Chiroptera N. Czaplewski, G. Morgan and S. McLeod; 13. Plagiomenidae/Mixodectidae K. Rose; 14. Plesiadapiformes M. Silcox and Gregg F. Gunnell; 15. Euprimates Gregg F. Gunnell, K. Rose and D. T. Rasmussen; Part V. Glires: 16. Glires summary chapter Christine M. Janis, M. Dawson and L. Flynn; 17. Lagomorpha M. Dawson; 18. Ischyromyidae D. Anderson; 19. Sciuravidae A. Walton and R. Porter; 20. Cylindrodontidae S. Walsh and J. Storer; 21. Sciuridae T. Goodwin; 22. Aplodontoidea L. Flynn and L. Jacobs; 23. Castoroidea L. Flynn and L. Jacobs; 24. Dipodidae L. Flynn; 25. Eomyidae L. Flynn; 26. Geomorpha L. Flynn, E. Lindsay and R. Martin; 27. Cricetidae E. Lindsay; 28. Arvicolinae R. Martin; 29. Hystricognathi and Rodentia incertae sedis L. Flynn; Part VI. Marine Mammals: 30 Marine mammal summary chapter Mark D. Uhen; 31. Otaroidea L. Barnes; 32. Phocidae I. Koretsky and L. Barnes; 33. Archaeoceti Mark D. Uhen; 34. Odontoceti Mark D. Uhen, E. Fordyce and L. Barnes; 35. Mysticeti Mark D. Uhen, E. Fordyce and L. Barnes; 36. Sirenia D. Domning; 37. Desmostylia D. Domning; Addendum Christine M. Janis, R. Hulbert and M. Mihlbachler; Appendix I. Unified locality listings; Appendix II. References for localities; Appendix III. Museum acronyms; Index.

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