This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of palaeontology. Starting with a discussion of the basic principles of the subject, macroevolution and the theory of the origin of life, it goes on to describe the principal features of all main fossil groups.
A comprehensive introduction to all aspects of palaeontology. It starts with a discussion of the basic principles of the subject and goes on to describe the principal features of all the main fossil groups including plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, trace fossils and microfossils. Written by two leading palaentologists, the text includes many modern ideas resulting from an improved understanding of evolution and the fossil record, palaeobiology and palaeoecology. The final chapter summarises the history of life, introducing large-scale evolution and extinctions.
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Introductory Sections1.Basic Principles2. Fossils in Space and Time3. Evolution and the Fossil Record Taxonomic Sections4. Microfossils5. Early Metazoans6. Radialians 17. Radialians 28. Spiralians9. Fossil Vertebrates10. Fossil Plants11. Trace Fossils12. Climax13. History of Life
Basic Palaeontology by M.J. Benton
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