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The Resource Cambrian ocean world : ancient sea life of North America, John Foster

Cambrian ocean world : ancient sea life of North America, John Foster

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Cambrian ocean world : ancient sea life of North America
Title
Cambrian ocean world
Title remainder
ancient sea life of North America
Statement of responsibility
John Foster
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume, aimed at the general reader, presents life and times of the amazing animals that inhabited Earth more than 500 million years ago. The Cambrian Period was a critical time in Earth's history. During this immense span of time nearly every modern group of animals appeared. Although life had been around for more than 2 million millennia, Cambrian rocks preserve the record of the first appearance of complex animals with eyes, protective skeletons, antennae, and complex ecologies. Grazing, predation, and multi-tiered ecosystems with animals living in, on, or above the sea floor became common. The cascade of interaction led to an ever-increasing diversification of animal body types. By the end of the period, the ancestors of sponges, corals, jellyfish, womrs, mollusks, brachiopods, arthropods, echinoderms, and vertebrates were all in place. The evidence of this Cambrian "explosion" is preserved in rocks all over the world, including North America, where the seemingly strange animals of the period are preserved in exquisite detail in deposits such as the Burgess Shale in British Columbia. Cambrian Ocean World tells the story of what is, for us, the most important period in our planet's long history
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Foster, John Russell
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Life of the Past
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  • Marine animals, Fossil
  • Animals, Fossil
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • Animals, Fossil
  • Cambrian Geologic Period
  • Marine animals, Fossil
  • Paleontology
  • North America
Label
Cambrian ocean world : ancient sea life of North America, John Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; 1 Natural Mystic: An Introduction to the Cambrian; 2 Into the Heart: Cambrian Geology; 3 A Long Strange Trip: The First 4000 Million Years of Earth History; 4 Welcome to the Boomtown: The Early Cambrian Seas; 5 On Top of the World: The Middle Cambrian Begins; 6 Magical Mystery Tour: The Biological Psychedelia of the Burgess Shale; 7 Glory Days: The Later Middle Cambrian; 8 Taking Off: The Late Cambrian; 9 Home by the Sea: A Closer Look; 10 On and On: Legacy of the Explosion; GLOSSARY; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P
  • Rs; t; u; v; w; notes; references; index; a; b; c; d; e; f; g; h; i; j; k; l; m; n; o; p; q; r; s; t; u; v; w; y; z
Control code
ocn890531137
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 416 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253011886
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40023887921
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16ghz13
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890531137
Label
Cambrian ocean world : ancient sea life of North America, John Foster
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; 1 Natural Mystic: An Introduction to the Cambrian; 2 Into the Heart: Cambrian Geology; 3 A Long Strange Trip: The First 4000 Million Years of Earth History; 4 Welcome to the Boomtown: The Early Cambrian Seas; 5 On Top of the World: The Middle Cambrian Begins; 6 Magical Mystery Tour: The Biological Psychedelia of the Burgess Shale; 7 Glory Days: The Later Middle Cambrian; 8 Taking Off: The Late Cambrian; 9 Home by the Sea: A Closer Look; 10 On and On: Legacy of the Explosion; GLOSSARY; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P
  • Rs; t; u; v; w; notes; references; index; a; b; c; d; e; f; g; h; i; j; k; l; m; n; o; p; q; r; s; t; u; v; w; y; z
Control code
ocn890531137
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 416 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253011886
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40023887921
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16ghz13
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890531137

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