Principles of Paleontology: Second Edition

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1978 - Science - 481 pages
Presents principles of paleontology at an undergraduate level
Emphasizes theory and concepts over details of morphology and the fossil record
Profusely illustrated with photographs, charts, graphs, and tables
 

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Contents

Preservation and the Fossil Record
3
Describing a Single Specimen
27
Ontogenetic Variation
45
The Population as a Unit
69
The Species as a Unit
101
Grouping of Species into Higher Categories
129
Identification of Fossils
151
Biostratigraphy
197
Paleoecology
231
Evolution and the Fossil Record
303
Biogeography
379
Climates of the Past
393
Bibliography
449
Author Index
469
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