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Understanding Fossils

An Introduction to Invertebrate Palaeontology

Author: Peter Doyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119029260

Category: Nature

Page: 424

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The first introductory palaeontology text which demonstrates the importance of selected fossil groups in geological and biological studies, particularly in understanding evolutionary patterns, palaeoenvironmental analysis, and stratigraphy. Part one explores several key concepts, such as the processes of fossil preservation, the determination of evolutionary patterns, and use of fossils and statigraphical tools. Part two introduces the main fossil groups of value in these applied fields. Part three concentrates on the examination of important case histories which demonstrate the use of fossils in diverse practical examples. Evolutionary studies, palaeoenvironmental analysis, and stratigraphical applications are documented using up-to-date examples supported by overviews of the principles.

RÖMPP Lexikon Chemie, 10. Auflage, 1996-1999

Band 4: M - Pk

Author: N.A

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3132000213

Category: Science

Page: 820

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Die bewährte 10. Auflage der RÖMPP Enzyklopädie von 1999 enthält 44.000 Fachbegriffe, 5.000 Seiten in 6 Bänden, 120.000 Querverweise, 65.000 Literaturhinweise sowie 8.000 Abbildungen, Formeln und Tabellen rund um die Chemie und angrenzende Naturwissenschaften. Anwendungsbezogen und praxisnah werden die Stichwörter leicht verständlich erklärt, sodass auch Nicht-Chemiker den RÖMPP praktisch in Ihrem Arbeitsalltag einsetzen können. Folgende Fachgebiete sind in den 6 Bänden enthalten: Abfall, Analytik, Angewandte Chemie, Anorganik, Arbeitssicherheit, Biochemie, Biographien, Biologie, Biotechnologie, Elektrochemie, Farbstoffe, Fette/Tenside/Waschmittel, Firmenportraits, Gesetzgebung, Kohle- und Petrochemie, Labortechnik, Lebensmittelchemie, Makromolekulare Chemie, Medizin, Metallurgie, Mineralogie, Naturstoffe, Nomenklatur, Ökologie, Organik, Organisationen, Pflanzenschutz, Pharmazie, Physik, Physikalische Chemie, Radiochemie, Technische Chemie, Toxikologie und Umweltschutz, Warenzeichen.

Fundamentals of Invertebrate Palaeontology


Author: Sreepat Jain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132236580

Category: Science

Page: 405

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This book provides practical morphological information, together with detailed illustrations and concise texts explaining each entry. The book details the morphological characters of each organism, providing fundamental information for palaeontologists and palaeobiologists alike. Each chapter starts with a brief introduction and goes on to describe the organism’s morphology in detail, followed by a brief note on classification and lastly illustrated examples of stratigraphically important organisms through time along with their major distinguishing characters. The book includes over 3000 clearly labelled, hand-drawn and classroom-friendly illustrations of over 1200 species.

Fossils at a Glance

Author: Clare Milsom,Sue Rigby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687817

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 8644

Fossils provide a powerful tool for the study of the nearly4-billion-year history of life, and its role in the evolution ofEarth systems. They also provide important data for evolutionarystudies, and contribute to our understanding of the extinction oforganisms and the origins of modern biodiversity. Fossils At A Glance is written for students taking anintroductory level course in paleontology. Short chapters introducethe main topics in the modern study of fossils. The most importantfossil groups are discussed, from microfossils throughinvertebrates to vertebrates and plants, followed by a briefnarrative of life on Earth. Diagrams are central to the book and allow the reader to seemost of the important data “at a glance”. Each topiccovers two pages and provides a self-contained suite of informationor a starting point for future study. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and brought upto date. It includes new line diagrams as well as photographsof selected fossils

Paläontologie und Umwelt

Author: Edith Müller-Merz

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 9783728129727


Page: 92

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Encyclopedia of Anthropology


Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506320031

Category: Social Science

Page: 3128

View: 4100

This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 250 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.

Introduction to Paleobiology and the Fossil Record

Author: Michael Benton,David A. T. Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118685407

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 6573

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the science of thehistory of life. Paleobiologists bring many analytical tools tobear in interpreting the fossil record and the book introduces thelatest techniques, from multivariate investigations of biogeographyand biostratigraphy to engineering analysis of dinosaur skulls, andfrom homeobox genes to cladistics. All the well-known fossil groups are included, includingmicrofossils and invertebrates, but an important feature is thethorough coverage of plants, vertebrates and trace fossils togetherwith discussion of the origins of both life and the metazoans. Allkey related subjects are introduced, such as systematics, ecology,evolution and development, stratigraphy and their roles inunderstanding where life came from and how it evolved anddiversified. Unique features of the book are the numerous case studies fromcurrent research that lead students to the primary literature,analytical and mathematical explanations and tools, together withassociated problem sets and practical schedules for instructors andstudents. “..any serious student of geology who does not pick thisbook off the shelf will be putting themselves at a hugedisadvantage. The material may be complex, but the text isextremely accessible and well organized, and the book ought to beessential reading for palaeontologists at undergraduate,postgraduate and more advanced levels—both in Britain as wellas in North America.” Falcon-Lang, H., Proc. Geol.Assoc. 2010 “…this is an excellent introduction to palaeontologyin general. It is well structured, accessibly written andpleasantly informative …..I would recommend this as astandard reference text to all my students withouthesitation.” David Norman Geol Mag 2010 Companion website This book includes a companion website at: ahref="" The website includes: · Anongoing database of additional Practical’s prepared bythe authors · Figuresfrom the text for downloading · Usefullinks for each chapter · Updatesfrom the authors

Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier

Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums

Author: Lisa Randall

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030251

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Die Natur der Dunklen Materie gehört zu den spannendsten Fragen der Kosmologie. Die Bestseller-Autorin und Harvard-Professorin Lisa Randall nimmt uns in ihrem neuen Buch ›Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier. Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums‹ mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Physik und hilft uns zu verstehen, welche Rolle die Dunkle Materie bei der Entstehung unserer Galaxie, unseres Sonnensystems und sogar des Lebens selbst gespielt hat. Eindrucksvoll zeigt sie, wie die Wissenschaft neue Konzepte und Erklärungen für dieses weithin unbekannte Phänomen entwickelt und verwebt geschickt die Geschichte des Kosmos mit unserer eigenen. Ein Buch, das ein völlig neues Licht auf die tiefen Verbindungen wirft, die unsere Welt so maßgeblich mitgeprägt haben, und uns die außerordentliche Schönheit zeigt, die selbst den alltäglichsten Dingen innewohnt.

Bringing Fossils to Life

An Introduction to Paleobiology

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536909

Category: Science

Page: 672

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One of the leading textbooks in its field, Bringing Fossils to Life applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary history of major plant and animal phyla. It incorporates current research from biology, ecology, and population genetics, bridging the gap between purely theoretical paleobiological textbooks and those that describe only invertebrate paleobiology and that emphasize cataloguing live organisms instead of dead objects. For this third edition Donald R. Prothero has revised the art and research throughout, expanding the coverage of invertebrates and adding a discussion of new methodologies and a chapter on the origin and early evolution of life.

Paläontologie der Wirbeltiere

Author: Michael J. Benton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899370720

Category: Vertebrates, Fossil

Page: 472

View: 7813

Die Geschichte des Lebens in 100 Fossilien

Author: Paul D. Taylor,Aaron O`Dea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783806231489


Page: 224

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Fossil Invertebrates

Author: Paul D. Taylor,David N. Lewis

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674025745

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 5691

The plates in this book capture incredibly detailed impressions and casts of ancient life, contrasting them with forms, such as the horseshoe crab and the chambered nautilus, that persist today virtually unchanged. Paul D. Taylor and David N. Lewis, both of the Natural History Museum, London, have written a comprehensive and accessible resource, one that provides undergraduates and amateur fossil enthusiasts with a means to understand and interpret this rich fossil record.

History of Palaeobotany

Selected Essays

Author: A. J. Bowden,C. V. Burek,R. Wilding

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862391741

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Often regarded as the 'Cinderella' of palaeontological studies, palaeobotany has a history that contains some fascinating insights into scientific endeavour, especially by palaeontologists who were perusing a personal interest rather than a career. The problems of maintaining research facilities in universities, especially in the modern era, are described and reveal a noticeable absence of a national UK strategy to preserve centres of excellence in an avowedly specialist area. Accounts of some of the pioneers demonstrate the importance of collaboration between taxonomists and illustrators. The importance of palaeobotany in the rise of geoconservation is outlined, as well as the significant and influential role of women in the discipline. Although this volume has a predominantly UK focus, two very interesting studies outline the history of palaeobotanical work in Argentina and China.

Echinoderm Paleobiology

Author: William Irl Ausich,Gary D. Webster

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253351286

Category: Science

Page: 456

View: 5899

Treats various paleobiological approaches to the phylum's remarkable evolutionary history

Basic Palaeontology

Author: Michael J. Benton,D. A. T. Harper

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Science

Page: 342

View: 8162

Palaeontology, a fundamental topic in geology and evolutionary biology, has undergone exciting and rapid change in recent years. Contemporary debates on mass extinctions and the origin of life have had profound implications for our understanding of how life evolved. Basic Palaeontology is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to palaeontology. With in-depth analysis of basic principles and all the main fossil groups, this fully illustrated text presents new and exciting research on the origin and history of life. The text focuses on traditional topics such as marine invertebrate palaeontology and biostratigraphy, but also provides unique and unparalleled taxonomic coverage from microfossils to plants and vertebrates. Key Features include: - Covers important recent developments in macroevolution and mass extinctions - A strong focus on a statistical and quantitative approach, emphasising the vital importance of both applications and theory - Full coverage of the evolution of vertebrates and plants - Over 600 highly detailed illustrations - An accessible format with extensive boxed material and bullet points Basic Palaeontology is essential reading for undergraduate students of geology, environmental science and biology, taking courses in palaeontology, palaeobiology, palaeoecology or evolution, and will also be of interest to all those who have an interest in the origin of life and human evolution. Michael J Benton is a Reader in the Department of Geology, University of Bristol, UK. David A T Harper is a Lecturer in Geology at the Department of Geology, University College Galway, Ireland.

Eine Karte verändert die Welt

William Smith und die Geburt der modernen Geologie

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442730896


Page: 332

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Fossil Art

Author: Adolf Seilacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783510652778


Page: 110

View: 327

Invertebrate Relationships

Patterns in Animal Evolution

Author: Pat Willmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521337120

Category: Science

Page: 400

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This book succeeds in bringing together the previously scattered literature on invertebrate phylogeny, forming a unique introduction to this fascinating and controversial subject. Phylogenetic study is an important corner-stone of biology, for the evolutionary relationships between groups of animals bear heavily upon the analysis of their physiology, behavior and ecology. Until now, there have been few books which analyse the diversity of animal life in terms of its origins and the relationships between different groups. After reviewing the current state of the subject, the author discusses the various sources of evidence which bear upon the question of how living animals are related to each other. Then, these lines of evidence are applied to particular groups of invertebrates. The prevalence of convergent evolution is a strong theme, as it becomes clear that many features, from details of cell chemistry and structure to overall body plan and life history, have been invented repeatedly and independently under similar selection pressures. Pat Willmer has drawn upon her experience teaching invertebrate zoology to undergraduates at Cambridge and Oxford to produce a stimulating, meaningful account of the relationships between invertebrate phyla and of the phylogenetic pattern of the animal kingdom.

Introducing Palaeontology

A Guide to Ancient Life

Author: Patrick Wyse Jackson,John Murray

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd

ISBN: 9781906716158

Category: Science

Page: 152

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Life on Earth can be traced back over 3,000 million years. Many examples of the Earth's past inhabitants are to be found in rocks, preserved as beautiful and fascinating fossils. The earliest life forms were bacteria and algae, which produced the oxygen that enabled more complex life forms to develop. About 600 million years ago, multi-cellular organisms appeared on Earth, some of which could protect themselves with hard parts, such as shells. Many of these life forms were readily fossilized and are used to subdivide geological time. Numerous species then evolved and most are now extinct. Lineages can be traced and extinctions explained as a consequence of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial events. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and explanatory diagrams, Introducing Palaeontology provides a concise and accessible introduction to the science of palaeontology. The book is divided into two parts. The first section explains what a fossil is, how fossils came to be preserved, how they are classified, and what information they can tell scientists about the rocks in which they are found. The second section introduces the major fossil groups, taking a systematic view from algae and plants, through the numerous examples of invertebrate animals, to the vertebrates, and finally to man's ancestors. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and a glossary is provided. [Subject: Palaeontolgy, Natural History]

Die Entstehung der Arten

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026870344

Category: Science

Page: 414

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Dieses eBook: "Die Entstehung der Arten" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Darwin legte in diesem Werk zahlreiche Belege für seine Theorie vor, dass sich Tier- und Pflanzenarten durch natürliche Selektion im Laufe langer Zeiträume verändern und dass alle heute existierenden Lebewesen von gemeinsamen Vorfahren abstammen. Bereits auf seiner Weltreise mit der HMS Beagle (1831–1836) hatte Darwin Belege für seine später als Darwinismus bezeichnete Evolutionstheorie gesammelt. Später vermehrte er seine Erkenntnisse durch Experimente und wissenschaftliche Korrespondenz. Im Verlauf der Geschichte der Biologie wurden unterschiedliche evolutionäre Konzepte entwickelt. Es gab zwar bei einzelnen Anatomen und in Teilen der Öffentlichkeit eine wachsende Unterstützung solcher Ideen, aber sie erschienen als spekulativ und wissenschaftlichen Methoden kaum zugänglich. Annahmen über eine Transmutation der Arten standen im Gegensatz zu der kirchlichen Lehre, dass die Arten unveränderliche Schöpfungswerke seien, die einen festen Platz in einer Scala Naturae hätten und der Mensch einzigartig und nicht verwandt mit dem Tierreich sei. Charles Darwin (1809-1882) war ein britischer Naturforscher. Er gilt wegen seiner wesentlichen Beiträge zur Evolutionstheorie als einer der bedeutendsten Naturwissenschaftler.

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