Palaeobiology II

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Derek E. G. Briggs, Peter R. Crowther
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Science - 608 pages
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Palaeobiology: A Synthesis was widely acclaimed both for its content and production quality. Ten years on, Derek Briggs and Peter Crowther have once again brought together over 150 leading authorities from around the world to produce Palaeobiology II. Using the same successful formula, the content is arranged as a series of concise articles, taking a thematic approach to the subject, rather than treating the various fossil groups systematically.

This entirely new book, with its diversity of new topics and over 100 new contributors, reflects the exciting developments in the field, including accounts of spectacular newly discovered fossils, and embraces data from other disciplines such as astrobiology, geochemistry and genetics.

Palaeobiology II will be an invaluable resource, not only for palaeontologists, but also for students and researchers in other branches of the earth and life sciences.

  • Written by an international team of recognised authorities in the field.
  • Content is concise but informative.
  • Demonstrates how palaeobiological studies are at the heart of a range of scientific themes.

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2 The Evolutionary Process and the Fossil Record
3 Taphonomy
4 Palaeoecology
5 Systematics Phylogeny and Stratigraphy

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Derek E. G. Briggs is an Irish palaeontologist and taphonomist based at Yale University. Briggs is one of three palaeontologists, along with Harry Blackmore Whittington and Simon Conway Morris, who were key in the reinterpretation of the fossils of the Burgess Shale.

Peter R. Crowther is the editor of Palaeobiology II, published by Wiley.

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