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The Higgledy-Piggledy Whale: Leviathan’s Walk, Paddle, and Gallop to the Sea

Charles R. Ault

in Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704673
eISBN:
9781501705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704673.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines where the whales came from and how they entered the sea. Based on fossil evidence, landlubber whales preceded blubbered whales. By some higgledy-piggledy process (formally known ... More


Continents in motion and global climate change: Understanding past and present plant communities

Ahmad Hegazy and Jonathan Lovett-Doust

in Plant Ecology in the Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199660810
eISBN:
9780191820687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660810.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This chapter considers Middle Eastern plant ecology as a product of “deep-time” and major geological events, beginning about 23 million years ago and including the loss of the Tethys Sea; this once ... More


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