History of Life
Edition: 5th 2013
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Description: The living world today contains all kinds of creatures that do unexpected things – we have come to expect that there were complex and unusual ways of life in the past, and that evolution took some unexpected turns at times. Entertainingly written for students, History of Life, 4th Edition takes you to the edge of current knowledge.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. Also new to this edition is a devoted website, which explores additional environmental factors and supplemental topics, and provides key links and additional student and instructor assistance.Covers the field succinctly with the appropriate depth for the undergraduate market. Examines vertebrates in depth, the easiest group of organisms for students to focus on. Draws examples from both vertebrate and invertebrate fossil record. Focuses more on the evolution of the physical earth and the influences of environmental conditions on evolution.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $101.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/8/2013
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
|The Origin Of Life on Earth|
|Earliest Life on Earth|
|Sex and Nuclei: Eukaryotes|
|The Evolution of Metazoans|
|The Metazoan Radiation|
|Changing Life in a Changing World|
|The Early Vertebrates|
|Leaving the Water|
|Tetrapods and Amniotes|
|Early Amniotes and Thermoregulation|
|The Triassic Takeover|
|The Evolution of Flight|
|The Modernization of Land and Sea|
|The Origin of Mammals|
|The End of the Dinosaurs|
|Geography and Evolution|
|Evolving Toward Humans|
|Life in the Ice Age|