Paleontology: The Record of Life / Edition 1

Paleontology: The Record of Life / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0471845280
ISBN-13:
9780471845287
Pub. Date:
05/12/1989
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Paleontology: The Record of Life / Edition 1

A comprehensive, one-term paleontology text. Its unified approach presents animal, plant, and invertebrate history and interaction. Emphasis is on how life evolved and shows how paleontology reveals earth history. Presents an integrated picture of paleontology, rather than detailed classification schemes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471845287
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/12/1989
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Fossils.

Time.

Names, Relationships, and Classifications.

THE FOSSIL RECORD.

The Time of Microscopic Life.

Origin and Diversification of the Metazoa.

The Invertebrates Dominate the Seas: Acoelomates and Lophophorates.

The Invertebrates Dominate the Seas II: Schizocoelomates and Enterocoelomates.

Land Plants and Their Ancestors.

Paleozoic Vertebrates.

The Second Wave: Invertebrates of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras.

Evolution of Vertebrates During the Mesozoic.

Cenozoic Vertebrates.

LESSONS FROM THE RECORD.

Biostratigraphy.

Adaptation and Functional Morphology.

The Mechanisms of Evolution.

Evolution in Earth History.

Paleoecology.

Paleobiogeography.

Fossils as Builders of Sedimentary Rocks.

Paleoichnology: The Study of Trace Fossils.

Index.

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