Palaeobiology II

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Derek E. G. Briggs, Peter R. Crowther
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Science - 600 pages
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Palaeobiology: A Synthesis was widely acclaimed both for itscontent and production quality. Ten years on, Derek Briggs andPeter Crowther have once again brought together over 150 leadingauthorities from around the world to produce Palaeobiology II.Using the same successful formula, the content is arranged as aseries of concise articles, taking a thematic approach to thesubject, rather than treating the various fossil groupssystematically.

This entirely new book, with its diversity of new topics andover 100 new contributors, reflects the exciting developments inthe field, including accounts of spectacular newly discoveredfossils, and embraces data from other disciplines such asastrobiology, geochemistry and genetics.

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


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

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Contents

2 The Evolutionary Process and the Fossil Record
131
3 Taphonomy
239
4 Palaeoecology
365
5 Systematics Phylogeny and Stratigraphy
487
Index
555
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