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Bone Histology of Fossil TetrapodsAdvancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation

Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation

Kevin Padian and Ellen-Therese Lamm (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273528
eISBN:
9780520955110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273528.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

The microscopic examination of fossilized bone tissue is a sophisticated and increasingly important analytical tool for understanding the life history of ancient organisms. This book provides an ... More

Fossil Mammals of AsiaNeogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Mikael Fortelius, Xiaoming Wang, and Lawrence Flynn (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This book is devoted to the late Cenozoic (Neogene) mammalian biostratigraphy and geochronology of Asia. It employs cutting-edge biostratigraphic and geochemical dating methods to map the emergence ... More

The Paleobiological RevolutionEssays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

David Sepkoski and Michael Ruse (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

Paleontology has long had a troubled relationship with evolutionary biology. Suffering from a reputation as a second-tier science and conjuring images of fossil collectors and amateurs who dig up ... More

Rereading the Fossil RecordThe Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

David Sepkoski

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748559
eISBN:
9780226748580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748580.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

Although fossils have provided some of the most important evidence for evolution, the discipline of paleontology has not always had a central place in evolutionary biology. Beginning in Darwin's day, ... More

Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record

Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record

Warren D. Allmon and Margaret M. Yacobucci (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226377445
eISBN:
9780226377582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226377582.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

The nature and concept of "species" are central to paleontology, yet the resurgence of interest in species in evolutionary biology over the past few decades has had surprisingly little impact on how ... More

Stratigraphic PaleobiologyUnderstanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space

Stratigraphic Paleobiology: Understanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space

Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649375
eISBN:
9780226649399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649399.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This book focuses on the interpretation of the fossil record that has been exemplified by the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) controversy, and it has been repeated countless times across a wide array of ... More

When the Invasion of Land FailedThe Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

George McGhee,

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160575
eISBN:
9780231536363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160575.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

The invasion of land by ocean-dwelling plants and animals was one of the most revolutionary events in the evolution of life on Earth, yet the animal invasion almost failed—twice—because of the twin ... More

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