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Fossils at a Glance By Clare Milsom

Fossils at a Glance
by Clare Milsom

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Fossils provide a powerful tool for the study of the nearly 4-billion-year history of life, and its role in the evolution of Earth systems. Written for students taking an introductory level course in paleontology, this work includes chapters that introduce the main topics in the study of fossils. Each topic covers two pages.
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Fossils at a Glance by Clare Milsom

Fossils provide a powerful tool for the study of the nearly 4-billion-year history of life, and its role in the evolution of Earth systems. Fossils also provide important data for evolutionary studies, and contribute to our understanding of the extinction of organisms and the origins of modern biodiversity. "Fossils At A Glance" is written for students taking an introductory level course in paleontology. Short chapters introduce the main topics in the modern study of fossils. The most important fossil groups are discussed, from microfossils through invertebrates to vertebrates and plants, followed by a brief narrative of life on Earth. Diagrams are central to the book and allow the reader to see most of the important data "at a glance". Each topic covers two pages and provides a self-contained suite of information or a starting point for future study.

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Fossils at a Glance Reviews


"... a solid addition to any paleo library ..." Fossil News, March 2004 "A real bargain compared to the price of other paperback paleontology texts currently available...The illustrations are nicely drawn. Each chapter begins with a bulleted list of major points to be covered and ends with a glossary. And each page is self-contained..." The Paleontological Society

About Clare Milsom


Clare Milsom is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Biological and Earth Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. She has a PhD from Liverpool University and her main research interests are in exceptionally preserved crinoids, functional morphology, and evolution. Sue Rigby is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, UK. She has a PhD from Cambridge and concentrates her research on the evolution of plankton and the functional morphology of graptolites. Both authors enjoy teaching and have substantial experience in presenting paleontology to earth science and biology students.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements.Dedication.1. Introduction.2. Fossils and evolution?.3. Sponges.4. Corals.5. Bryozoans.6. Brachiopods.7. Echinoderms.8. Trilobites.9. Molluscs.10. Graptolites.11. Vertebrates.12. Land Plants.13. Microfossils.14. Trace Fossils.15. Precambrian Life.16. Phanerozoic Life.Index

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GOR002517289
Fossils at a Glance by Clare Milsom
Clare Milsom
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2003-09-10
168
0632060476
9780632060474
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