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Bringing fossils to life : an introduction to paleobiology / Donald R. Prothero.

Author/creator Prothero, Donald R. author.
Format Book and Print
EditionThird edition.
Publication Info New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]
Descriptionxiii, 671 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Subject(s)
Contents To the student : why study fossils? -- Part I. The fossil record : a window on the past. 1. The fossil record ; 2. Variation in fossils ; 3. Species and speciation ; 4. Systematics ; 5. Evolution ; 6. Extinction ; 7. Functional morphology ; 8. Paleoecology ; 9. Biogeography ; 10. Biostratigraphy -- Part II. Life of the past and present. 11. Life's origins and early evolution ; 12. Micropaleontology : fossil protistans ; 13. Colonial life : sponges, archaeocyathans, and cnidarians ; 14. The "lophophorates" : brachiopods and bryozoans ; 15. Jointed limbs : the arthropods ; 16. Kingdom of the seashell : the molluscs ; 17. Spiny skins : the echinoderms ; 18. Dry bones : vertebrates and their relatives ; 19. Fossilized behavior : trace fossils ; 20. Traces of the earth's green mantle : paleobotany -- Glossary.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2013006698
ISBN9780231158923 (cloth : acid-free paper)
ISBN0231158920 (cloth : acid-free paper)
ISBN9780231158930 (paperback : acid-free paper)
ISBN0231158939 (paperback : acid-free paper)

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