Introducing Palaeontology

Introducing Palaeontology

Vertebrate Palaeontology. Wiley Blackwell, Chichester. Benton, M.J. and Harper, D.A.T. 2009. Introduction to Palaeobiology and the Fossil Record. Wiley Blackwell, Chichester. Briggs, D.E.G. and Crowther, P.R. (eds). 1990.

Author: Patrick Wyse Jackson

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781780466200

Category: Science

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Life on Earth can be traced back over three billion years into the past. Many examples of the Earths former inhabitants are to be found in rocks, preserved as beautiful and fascinating fossils. The earliest life forms were bacteria and algae; these produced the oxygen that enabled more complex life forms to develop. About 600 million years ago multi-cellular organisms appeared on Earth, some of which could protect themselves with hard parts such as shells. Many of these life forms were readily fossilized and are used to subdivide geological time. Numerous species have evolved and most are now extinct. Lineages can be traced and extinctions explained as a consequence of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial events.Now in a revised, updated and expanded Second Edition Introducing Palaeontology will continue to provide readers with a concise and accessible introduction to the science of palaeontology.
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Introducing Palaeontology for Tablet Devices

Introducing Palaeontology for Tablet Devices

Vertebrate Palaeontology. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. Benton, M.J. and Harper, D.A.T. 2008. Basic Palaeontology: Introduction to Palaeobiology and the Fossil Record. Wiley Blackwell, London. Briggs, D.E.G. and Crowther, P.R. (eds).

Author: Patrick Wyse Jackson

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781903544679

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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Life on Earth can be traced back over three thousand million years into the past. Many examples of the Earth's past inhabitants are to be found in rocks, preserved as beautiful and fascinating fossils. The earliest life forms were bacteria and algae; these produced the oxygen that enabled more complex life forms to develop. About 600 million years ago multi-cellular organisms appeared on Earth, some of which could protect themselves with hard parts such as shells. Many of these life forms were readily fossilized and are used to subdivide geological time. Numerous species have evolved and most are now extinct. Lineages can be traced and extinctions explained as a consequence of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial events. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and explanatory diagrams Introducing Palaeontology provides a concise and accessible introduction to the science of palaeontology. The book is divided into two parts. The first explains what a fossil is; how fossils came to be preserved; how they are classified; and what information they can tell scientists about the rocks in which they are found. The second part introduces the major fossil groups taking a systematic view from algae and plants, through the numerous examples of invertebrate animals, to the vertebrates and finally to man's ancestors. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and a glossary is provided.
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Introducing Palaeontology

Introducing Palaeontology

Lavishly illustrated with photographs and explanatory diagrams Introducing Palaeontology provides a concise and accessible introduction to the science of palaeontology. The book is divided into two parts.

Author: Patrick Wyse Jackson

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781903544785

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Life on Earth can be traced back over three thousand million years into the past. Many examples of the Earth's past inhabitants are to be found in rocks, preserved as beautiful and fascinating fossils. The earliest life forms were bacteria and algae; these produced the oxygen that enabled more complex life forms to develop. About 600 million years ago multi-cellular organisms appeared on Earth, some of which could protect themselves with hard parts such as shells. Many of these life forms were readily fossilized and are used to subdivide geological time. Numerous species have evolved and most are now extinct. Lineages can be traced and extinctions explained as a consequence of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial events. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and explanatory diagrams Introducing Palaeontology provides a concise and accessible introduction to the science of palaeontology. The book is divided into two parts. The first explains what a fossil is; how fossils came to be preserved; how they are classified; and what information they can tell scientists about the rocks in which they are found. The second part introduces the major fossil groups taking a systematic view from algae and plants, through the numerous examples of invertebrate animals, to the vertebrates and finally to man's ancestors. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and a glossary is provided.
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Hands on Palaeontology

Hands on Palaeontology

Fourth edition. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester. Wyse Jackson, P.N. (2019) Introducing Palaeontology: A Guide to Ancient Life. Second edition. Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh. CHAPTER 13 FOSSILS IN CAVES It is not eccentric to.

Author: Stephen K. Donovan

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781780466644

Category: Science

Page: 216

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A comprehensible reference manual for palaeontologistson many aspects oftheir science. Topics discussedrange from the esoteric,such as palaeoecologyand preservation, to the practical, such as the storing of specimens and photography.
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Pal ontology of New York An introduction to the study of the genera of Pal ozoic Brachiopoda pt 1 1892 pt 2 1894

Pal  ontology of New York  An introduction to the study of the genera of Pal  ozoic Brachiopoda  pt  1  1892    pt  2   1894

Palæontology of New York , vol . i . 1852. Orbicula , Hall . Palæontology of New York , vol . ii . 1858. Discina , SHUMARD . Trans . St. Louis Academy of Science . 1859. Discina , MEEK and HAYDEN . Proceedings Philadelphia Academy ...

Author: James Hall

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ISBN: PSU:000017210751

Category: Paleontology

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Introducing Oceanography

Introducing Oceanography

... Edition) Introducing Geomorphology Introducing Geophysics Introducing Hydrogeology Introducing Metamorphism Introducing Meteorology (Second edition) Introducing Mineralogy Introducing Natural Resources Introducing Palaeontology ~ A ...

Author: David N. Thomas

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781780466637

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Two thirds of our planet is covered by oceans and seas. Over recent decades developments in ocean science have dramatically improved our understanding of the key role oceans play in the Earth System, and how vital they are for regulating global climate. Humans depend on the oceans for many resources, but at the same time their impacts on the marine systems around the world are of increasing concern. Introducing Oceanography has been written by two leading oceanographers to provide a succinct overview of the science of the study of the seas for students and for the interested adult wanting a topical guide to this enormous and complex subject. The initial chapters describe the oceans and the forces at work within them. The authors then discuss the effects of light, the chemistry of the seas and the food web before surveying biological oceanography in the main oceanic regions. The final chapter looks at the methodology of ocean study. Copiously illustrated, this book is intended for those whose interest in oceanography has been stimulated, perhaps by media coverage of declining resources or climate change and who want to know more. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary.
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Introducing Geophysics

Introducing Geophysics

Other Titles in this Series: Introducing Astronomy Introducing Geology – A Guide to the World of Rocks (Third Edition) ... Mineralogy Introducing Natural Resources Introducing Oceanography (Second edition) Introducing Palaeontology – A ...

Author: Peter Styles

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781780466514

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Geophysics is a term that might discourage any but the most inquisitive Earth Scientist but, simply put, it is the study of the Physics of the Earth. As the Earth is very large and relatively slow-moving it is described by the classical Physics disciplines such as heat, gravity, magnetism, electricity, vibrations and waves. Everything we know about the deep Earth, apart from the superficial pinpricks provided by boreholes, we have learned from geophysics. In this approachable and well-illustrated introduction to the many multi-disciplinary facets of geophysics, Peter Styles has kept mathematics to a bare minimum.The composition of the Earth, its geothermal heat flow and the forces which drive Plate Tectonics and which make the Earth a dynamic system are discussed, as is the application of seismology which allows us to see the complex structures which are hidden deep below the surface of our planet. The Earths magnetic field and its variations over time are described and we learn how these changes are recorded in sedimentary rocks and the ocean crust, allowing us to chart tectonic plate motions. Earths electrical properties and its gravity and the role these play in understanding the deep Earth and its evolution are explained clearly.A key aspect of the book, as befits a scientist whose working life has been devoted to Applied Geophysics, is a clear detailing of the application of Geophysics to practical matters. While geophysics plays a crucial role in surveying for hydrocarbon and mineral resources; it is also a fundamental environmental tool to look for hidden dangers beneath the surface, such as caves and old mine workings; for managing pollution and environmental hazards; and, most recently, for looking for and monitoring safe and secure places to store our manifold wastes, such as Carbon Dioxide and spent nuclear material. Readers will soon appreciate that the popular perceptions of practical geophysics as used in archaeology or forensics is merely a glimmer of the many crucial applications of this science to all our lives.
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Introducing Meteorology

Introducing Meteorology

... Introducing Mineralogy Introducing Natural Resources Introducing Oceanography Introducing Palaeontology ~ A Guide to Ancient Life Introducing Sea Level Change Introducing Sedimentology Introducing Stratigraphy Introducing Tectonics, ...

Author: Jon Shonk

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781780466453

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Introducing Meteorology provides a succinct overview of the science of the. The initial chapters describe the development of the science, the atmosphere and the forces which govern the weather. The author then discusses weather influences at global and local scales before describing the science of weather forecasting.
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