- Hardcover: 480 pages
- Publisher: W. H. Freeman; 3 edition (August 21, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 071670613X
- ISBN-13: 978-0716706137
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.9 x 11.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
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Principles of Paleontology 3rd Edition
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MICHAEL FOOTE is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, USA. ARNOLD I. MILLER is Professor of Geology at the University of Cincinnati, USA.
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Overall, the reader gets an excellent view all the big topics and questions currently in paleontological research. The examples in this book will give readers an idea of the types of questions that can be asked. It is sometimes surprising how some very interesting things were done back in the seventies or eighties but have had little follow up work! If the reader takes a special interest in a specific topic, such as theoretical morphology, than there are other books out there (such as those by McGhee, in the case of theoretical morphology) for the reader to get more detail. That is rather rightfully the place of this book: here is a bunch of interesting, exciting examples with limited detail, now go off on what seems most exciting to YOU!
If there is any regret, it is that there are dozens more of interesting case studies from the last three decades Paleobiology (and other scientific journals) which did not make it into this book.
In my view, this would be an excellent textbook for an advanced paleontology techniques/topics course at a university, such as for third year and fourth year undergraduate students or first year graduate students.
Disclaimer: I am a UChicago graduate student; the school which both Foote and Miller graduated from and which Foote is a professor at. That said, it means I care quite intensely about the analytical questions of paleontology.