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The Resource The origin of higher taxa : paleobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives, T.S. Kemp

The origin of higher taxa : paleobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives, T.S. Kemp

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The origin of higher taxa : paleobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives
Title
The origin of higher taxa
Title remainder
paleobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives
Statement of responsibility
T.S. Kemp
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Language
eng
Summary
In the grand sweep of evolution, the origin of radically new kinds of organisms in the fossil record is the result of a relatively simple process: natural selection marching through the ages. Or is it? Does Darwinian evolution acting over a sufficiently long period of time really offer a complete explanation, or are unusual genetic events and particular environmental and ecological circumstances also involved? With The Origin of Higher Taxa, T.S. Kemp sifts through the layers of paleobiological, genetic, and ecological evidence on a quest to answer this essential, game-changing question of biology. Looking beyond the microevolutionary force of Darwinian natural selection, Kemp enters the realm of macroevolution, or evolution above the species level. From the origin of mammals to the radiation of flowering plants, these large-scale patterns - such as the rise of novel organismal design, adaptive radiations, and lineage extinctions - encompass the most significant trends and transformations in evolution. As macroevolution cannot be studied by direct observation and experiment, scientists have to rely on the outcome of evolution as evidence for the processes at work, in the form of patterns of species appearances and extinctions in a spotty fossil record, and through the nature of species extant today. Marshalling a wealth of new fossil and molecular evidence and increasingly sophisticated techniques for their study, Kemp here offers a timely and original reinterpretation of how higher taxa such as arthropods, mollusks, mammals, birds, and whales evolved - a bold new take on the history of life. -- from back cover
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Kemp, T. S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH83
LC item number
.K46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Biology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Biology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution
  • Systematik
  • Paläobiologie
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The origin of higher taxa : paleobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives, T.S. Kemp
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-194) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The nature of higher taxa -- 3. The nature of organisms -- 4. The palaeontological evidence -- 5. The developmental evidence -- 6. The ecological perspective -- 7. The invertebrate fossil record -- 8. The vertebrate fossil record -- 9. A synthesis
Control code
904528807
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xi, 201 pages
Isbn
9780199691890
Lccn
2015008533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025549923
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904528807
Label
The origin of higher taxa : paleobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives, T.S. Kemp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The nature of higher taxa -- 3. The nature of organisms -- 4. The palaeontological evidence -- 5. The developmental evidence -- 6. The ecological perspective -- 7. The invertebrate fossil record -- 8. The vertebrate fossil record -- 9. A synthesis
Control code
904528807
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xi, 201 pages
Isbn
9780199691890
Lccn
2015008533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025549923
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904528807

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