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The Resource The bare bones : an unconventional evolutionary history of the skeleton, Matthew F. Bonnan

The bare bones : an unconventional evolutionary history of the skeleton, Matthew F. Bonnan

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The bare bones : an unconventional evolutionary history of the skeleton
Title
The bare bones
Title remainder
an unconventional evolutionary history of the skeleton
Statement of responsibility
Matthew F. Bonnan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What can we learn about the evolution of jaws from a pair of scissors? How does the flight of a tennis ball help explain how fish overcome drag? What do a spacesuit and a chicken egg have in common? Highlighting the fascinating twists and turns of evolution across more than 540 million years, paleobiologist Matthew Bonnan uses everyday objects to explain the emergence and adaptation of the vertebrate skeleton. What can camera lenses tell us about the eyes of marine reptiles? How does understanding what prevents a coffee mug from spilling help us understand the posture of dinosaurs? The answers to these and other intriguing questions illustrate how scientists have pieced together the history of vertebrates from their bare bones. With its engaging and informative text, plus more than 200 illustrative diagrams created by the author, The Bare Bones is an unconventional and reader-friendly introduction to the skeleton as an evolving machine
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Bonnan, Matthew F
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Life of the past
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skeleton
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
Label
The bare bones : an unconventional evolutionary history of the skeleton, Matthew F. Bonnan
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Publication
Copyright
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
PART ONE: SETTING THE STAGE -- 1 Introduction: How Vertebrates and Cars Are (and Are Not) Similar -- 2 Evolution to Deep Time, Pedigree to Anatomy -- PART TWO: THE ORIGIN AND EARLY EVOLUTION OF THE VERTEBRATE CHASSIS -- 3 Inferring the Basic Vertebrate Chassis -- 4 Evolution of a Bony Chassis -- PART THREE: THE EVOLUTION OF THE JAWED VERTEBRATE CHASSIS AND SOMETHING FISHY -- 5 The Jawed Vertebrate Chassis: A Primer -- 6 Placoderms and Cartilaginous Fishes -- 7 The Fishlike Osteichthyes, Part 1 -- 8 The Fishlike Osteichthyes, Part 2 -- PART FOUR: THE VERTEBRATE CHASSIS MOVES TO LAND -- 9 The Tetrapod Chassis: A Primer -- 10 The Tetrapod Chassis in Transition -- 11 The Amphibian Chassis -- 12 The Amniote Chassis: A Primer and the Lead-Up to True Amniotes -- PART FIVE: DEEP SCALY I: REPTILIAN CHASSIS FROM EARLY REPTILES TO SEA MONSTERS -- 13 Modern Lizards and the Tuatara as an Introduction -- 14 Early Reptiles and Turtles -- 15 Snakes and Sea Dragons -- PART SIX: DEEP SCALY II: THE ARCHOSAUR CHASSIS, THOSE RULING REPTILES -- 16 The Archosaur Chassis, Part 1: Modern Archosaurs -- 17 The Archosaur Chassis, Part 2: A Primer on Archosaur Posture and Diversity -- 18 The Archosaur Chassis, Part 3: Pterosaurs, Dinosaurs, and the Origins of Birds -- PART SEVEN: OVERCOME BY FUR: THE MAMMALIAN CHASSIS -- 19 The Mammalian Chassis: A Primer -- 20 The Evolution of the Mammal Chassis -- 21 Brains, Milk, and the Modern Radiations of Mammals
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ocn933560140
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253018410
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt198jnpp
  • c57f3202-d00b-471a-991c-42c31878248d
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933560140
Label
The bare bones : an unconventional evolutionary history of the skeleton, Matthew F. Bonnan
Publication
Copyright
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
PART ONE: SETTING THE STAGE -- 1 Introduction: How Vertebrates and Cars Are (and Are Not) Similar -- 2 Evolution to Deep Time, Pedigree to Anatomy -- PART TWO: THE ORIGIN AND EARLY EVOLUTION OF THE VERTEBRATE CHASSIS -- 3 Inferring the Basic Vertebrate Chassis -- 4 Evolution of a Bony Chassis -- PART THREE: THE EVOLUTION OF THE JAWED VERTEBRATE CHASSIS AND SOMETHING FISHY -- 5 The Jawed Vertebrate Chassis: A Primer -- 6 Placoderms and Cartilaginous Fishes -- 7 The Fishlike Osteichthyes, Part 1 -- 8 The Fishlike Osteichthyes, Part 2 -- PART FOUR: THE VERTEBRATE CHASSIS MOVES TO LAND -- 9 The Tetrapod Chassis: A Primer -- 10 The Tetrapod Chassis in Transition -- 11 The Amphibian Chassis -- 12 The Amniote Chassis: A Primer and the Lead-Up to True Amniotes -- PART FIVE: DEEP SCALY I: REPTILIAN CHASSIS FROM EARLY REPTILES TO SEA MONSTERS -- 13 Modern Lizards and the Tuatara as an Introduction -- 14 Early Reptiles and Turtles -- 15 Snakes and Sea Dragons -- PART SIX: DEEP SCALY II: THE ARCHOSAUR CHASSIS, THOSE RULING REPTILES -- 16 The Archosaur Chassis, Part 1: Modern Archosaurs -- 17 The Archosaur Chassis, Part 2: A Primer on Archosaur Posture and Diversity -- 18 The Archosaur Chassis, Part 3: Pterosaurs, Dinosaurs, and the Origins of Birds -- PART SEVEN: OVERCOME BY FUR: THE MAMMALIAN CHASSIS -- 19 The Mammalian Chassis: A Primer -- 20 The Evolution of the Mammal Chassis -- 21 Brains, Milk, and the Modern Radiations of Mammals
Control code
ocn933560140
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253018410
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt198jnpp
  • c57f3202-d00b-471a-991c-42c31878248d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933560140

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