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The Resource The rise of animals : evolution and diversification of the kingdom animalia, Mikhail A. Fedonkin [and others] ; foreword by Arthur C. Clarke

The rise of animals : evolution and diversification of the kingdom animalia, Mikhail A. Fedonkin [and others] ; foreword by Arthur C. Clarke

Label
The rise of animals : evolution and diversification of the kingdom animalia
Title
The rise of animals
Title remainder
evolution and diversification of the kingdom animalia
Statement of responsibility
Mikhail A. Fedonkin [and others] ; foreword by Arthur C. Clarke
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Among the major events in evolutionary history, few rival in importance the appearance of animals. The Rise of Animals - a significant reference providing a comprehensive synthesis of the early radiation of the animal kingdom - fully captures this moment in geologic time." "Five of the world's leading paleontologists take us on a journey to the most important fossil sites that serve as unique windows to the earliest animal life - including the Ediacara Hills of Australia, the Russian taiga and tundra, the deserts of southwest Africa, and the rugged coasts of Newfoundland. Each of these places holds a rich fossil record that reveals how the animal form came into existence and why some groups succeeded while others failed. The authors describe the diversification of the Kingdom Animalia into the familiar body plans of today: from simple animals, such as sponges, to complex groups like mollusks, arthropods, echinoderms, and chordates." "This illustrated book reveals the early moments of an evolutionary process that eventually resulted in our own species. An essential resource for paleontologists, biologists, geologists, and teachers, The Rise of Animals is the best single reference on one of earth's most significant events."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
560/.1715
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE653
LC item number
.R567 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fedonkin, M. A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Paleontology
  • Biodiversity
  • Organisms
  • Life
  • Evolution
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Paleontology
  • Biodiversity
  • Organisms
  • Life
  • Evolution
Label
The rise of animals : evolution and diversification of the kingdom animalia, Mikhail A. Fedonkin [and others] ; foreword by Arthur C. Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The background. The Archean (4.5 million to 2500 million years ago) / P. Vickers-Rich and M.A. Fedonkin -- The background. The Proterozoic (2.5 billion to 542 million years ago) / P. Vickers-Rich and M.A. Fedonkin -- The misty coasts of Newfoundland / G.M. Narbonne, J.G. Gehling and P. Vickers-Rich -- The Nama fauna of southern Africa / P. Vickers-Rich -- The Ediacara Hills / J.G. Gehling and P. Vickers-Rich -- The White Sea's windswept coasts / M.A. Fedonkin and P. Vickers-Rich -- Podolia's green valleys / M.A. Fedonkin and P. Vickers-Rich -- The Siberian tundra / M.A. Fedonkin and P. Vickers-Rich -- The Urals / M.A. Fedonkin and P. Vickers-Rich -- The Canadian Cordillera / Guy M. Narbonne -- Beyond the major sites / P. Vickers-Rich and M.A. Fedonkin -- First trace of motion / M.A. Fedonkin and P. Vickers-Rich -- The world of the very small : fueling the Animalia / K. Grey -- Body plans, strange and familiar, and the enigma of 542 / P. Vickers-Rich -- Atlas of Precambrian metazoans / P. Vickers-Rich [and others]
Control code
85162342
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
xv, 326 pages
Isbn
9780801886799
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007061351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)85162342
Label
The rise of animals : evolution and diversification of the kingdom animalia, Mikhail A. Fedonkin [and others] ; foreword by Arthur C. Clarke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The background. The Archean (4.5 million to 2500 million years ago) / P. Vickers-Rich and M.A. Fedonkin -- The background. The Proterozoic (2.5 billion to 542 million years ago) / P. Vickers-Rich and M.A. Fedonkin -- The misty coasts of Newfoundland / G.M. Narbonne, J.G. Gehling and P. Vickers-Rich -- The Nama fauna of southern Africa / P. Vickers-Rich -- The Ediacara Hills / J.G. Gehling and P. Vickers-Rich -- The White Sea's windswept coasts / M.A. Fedonkin and P. Vickers-Rich -- Podolia's green valleys / M.A. Fedonkin and P. Vickers-Rich -- The Siberian tundra / M.A. Fedonkin and P. Vickers-Rich -- The Urals / M.A. Fedonkin and P. Vickers-Rich -- The Canadian Cordillera / Guy M. Narbonne -- Beyond the major sites / P. Vickers-Rich and M.A. Fedonkin -- First trace of motion / M.A. Fedonkin and P. Vickers-Rich -- The world of the very small : fueling the Animalia / K. Grey -- Body plans, strange and familiar, and the enigma of 542 / P. Vickers-Rich -- Atlas of Precambrian metazoans / P. Vickers-Rich [and others]
Control code
85162342
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
xv, 326 pages
Isbn
9780801886799
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007061351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)85162342

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