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Rise of Animals Evolution and Diversification of the Kingdom Animalia

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ISBN-10: 0801886791

ISBN-13: 9780801886799

Edition: 2007

Authors: Mikhail A. Fedonkin, James G. Gehling, Guy M. Narbonne, Patricia Vickers-Rich, Kathleen Grey

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Among the major events in evolutionary history, few rival in importance the appearance of animals. The Rise of Animals -- a significant reference providing a comprehensive synthesis of the early radiation of the animal kingdom -- fully captures this moment in geologic time. Five of the world's leading paleontologists take us on a journey to the most important fossil sites that serve as unique windows to the earliest animal life -- including the Ediacara Hills of Australia, the Russian taiga and tundra, the sandy deserts of southwest Africa, and the rugged coasts of Newfoundland. Each of these places is a rich record of how animals came into existence and how some succeeded and others…    
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List price: $79.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 1/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

The Background: The Archean and Proterozoic Eons
The Background. The Archean (4.5 Million to 2500 Million Years Ago)
The Background. The Proterozoic (2.5 Billion to 542 Million Years Ago)
The Fossil Sites: Rare and Extraordinary
The Misty Coasts of Newfoundland
The Nama Fauna of Southern Africa
The Ediacara Hills
The White Sea's Windswept Coasts
Podolia's Green Valleys
The Siberian Tundra
The Urals
The Canadian Cordillera
Beyond the Major Sites
Other Evidence of Animalia
First Trace of Motion
The World of the Very Small: Fueling the Animalia
A Dramatic Crossroads - The Cambrian "Explosion"?
Body Plans, Strange and Familiar, and the Enigma of 542
Atlas of Precambrian Metazoans