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Prehistoric Life: Evolution and the Fossil Record 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0632044726
ISBN-10: 0632044721
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Prehistoric life is the archive of evolution preserved in the fossil record. This book focuses on the meaning and significance of that archive and is designed for introductory college science students, including non-science majors, enrolled in survey courses emphasizing palaeontology, geology and biology. From the origins of animals to the evolution of rap music, from ancient mass extinctions to the current biodiversity crisis, and from the Snowball Earth to present day climate change this book covers it, with an eye towards showing how past life on Earth puts the modern world into its proper context. The history of life and the patterns and processes of evolution are especially emphasized, as are the interconnections between our planet, its climate system, and its varied life forms. The book does not just describe the history of life, but uses actual examples from life?s history to illustrate important concepts and theories.

About the Author

Bruce S. Lieberman is a Professor in the Department of Geology and a Senior Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology in the Natural History Museum/Biodiversity Research Center (NHM/BRC) at the University of Kansas (KU), U.S.A. His research focuses on the study of evolution in the fossil record, including the origin of animals, macroevolutionary theory, and biogeography.

Roger L. Kaesler passed away in 2007. He was Director of the Paleontological Institute as well as a Professor in the Department of Geology and a Senior Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology in the NHM/BRC at KU. His research focused on paleoecology and fossil arthropods.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (March 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0632044721
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632044726
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #998,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By V. Ward on July 23, 2014
Format: Paperback
Very general work of the concepts associated with contemporary theories of prehistoric life. Lacks a lot of detail and the photos and illustrations are mediocre.
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