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Author Kemp, T. S. (Thomas Stainforth)

Title Fossils and evolution / T.S. Kemp
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1999]


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Description vi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- Pt. I. Principles. 2. Some fundamental ideas. 3. Evolutionary theory: analysing process. 4. Taxonomy: analysing pattern. 5. Incompleteness and what to do about it -- Pt. II. Practices. 6. Fossils and phylogeny: if only we had more fossils. 7. Speciation: gradual, punctuated, or what? 8. Rules and laws of taxonomic turnover: are there any? 9. Mass extinctions: resetting the evolutionary clock. 10. The origin of new higher taxa: the ultimate question. 11. Epilogue: where next?
Summary This textbook is suitable for biology students taking an overall course on evolution and for earth science students taking one on palaeontology. In addition, it will be of interest to amateur enthusiasts for fossils, evolution and natural history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-276) and index
Subject Evolutionary paleobiology.
LC no. 99214743
ISBN 0198503458 (hbk.)
0198504241 (paperback)
Other Titles Fossils & evolution