Evolutionary Patterns (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
344
Utgivningsdatum
2001-08-01
Upplaga
illustrated ed
Förlag
University of Chicago Press
Medarbetare
Lidgard, Scott
Illustrationer
54 halftones, 62 line drawings
Dimensioner
230 x 155 x 25 mm
Vikt
577 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780226389318
Evolutionary Patterns (häftad)

Evolutionary Patterns

Growth, Form, and Tempo in the Fossil Record

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With advances in molecular and evolutionary biology, one could almost wonder why we need the fossil record. Molecular sequence data can resolve taxanomic relationships, experiments with fruit flies demonstrate evolution and development in real time, and field studies of Galapagos finches have provided the strongest evidence for natural selection ever measured in the wild. What, then, can fossils teach us that living organisms cannot? This text demonstrates the rich variety of clues to evolution that can be gleaned from the fossil record. Contributors explore modes of development, the tempo of speciation and extinction, and macroevolutionary patterns and trends.
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Jeremy B. C. Jackson is director of the Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archeology at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the William and Mary B. Ritter Professor of Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Scott Lidgard is an associate curator of fossil invertebrates in the Department of Geology at the Field Museum, lecturer in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago, and adjunct associate professor of biology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Frank K. McKinney is a professor emeritus in the Department of Geology at Appalachian State University and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Palaeontology at The Natural History Museum, London.