Life of the Past

ISBN-10: 0138960690
ISBN-13: 9780138960698
Edition: 4th 1999 (Revised)
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Description: This brief, paperback text (part of the Prentice Hall, Earth Science Series) can be used as a core text for courses on the History of Life on Earth taken by beginning geology and biology students. Also appropriate as a supplement for courses on  More...

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Book details

List price: $121.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/11/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 321
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

This brief, paperback text (part of the Prentice Hall, Earth Science Series) can be used as a core text for courses on the History of Life on Earth taken by beginning geology and biology students. Also appropriate as a supplement for courses on Historical Geology. This beginning-level, comprehensive introduction to the history of life on Earth explores the basic principles and processes, the ecologic and paleoecologic organization, the rich history of past life forms marine and terrestrial and the major events that shaped this history.

Time and Fossils
The Organization of Life
Rocks and Fossils
Origins of the Earth, Oceans, Atmosphere, and Life
Organic Evolution and Extinction
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
Paleobiogeography
The Precambrian Fossil Record
Introduction to Marine Communities and the Cambrian
Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Ocean-Bottom Faunas
The Fossil Record of Plankton and Nekton
Marine Predators
Origin and Early Evolution of Terrestrial Communities
Terrestrial Primary Producers: The Land Plants
Early Consumers on Land: Reptiles
Advanced Consumers on Land: The Mammals
Primate and Human Evolution
Conclusions
Glossary
Index

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