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Palaeobiology By D. Briggs


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A textbook for use with graduate and undergraduate courses in palaeobiology, palaeontology and evolution. It includes information on techniques, a gazeteer of societies, organizations, journals and also collections and an additional section on the history of palaeontology.
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Palaeobiology: A Synthesis by D. Briggs

This invaluable reference work provides a unique synthesis of the major fields of palaeobiology. Published in collaboration with the Palaeontological Association, the book has drawn on a distinguished international team of authors to provide an authoritative and up-to-date sourcebook for the modern science of palaeobiology. All the main concepts are clearly discussed and well-illustrated with an approach quite distinct from that of previous books on the subject. The book demonstrates how palaeontological and palaeobiological studies are at the heart of a host of scientific themes ranging from evolutionary biology, plate tectonics, to a direct use in the search for oil. Over 120 concise and authoritative articles provide reviews of major topics of importance in this field. This volume is not intended as a systematic treatment of the various groups of fossil organisms - this is covered in other books. This major work will, however, prove invaluable as a sourcebook to the subject for researchers and students alike.

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Table of Contents

Major events in the history of life; The evolutionary process and the fossil record; Taphonomy; Palaeoecology; Taxonomy, phylogeny and biostratigraphy; Infrastructure of palaeobiology

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Palaeobiology: A Synthesis by D. Briggs
D. Briggs
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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