Advancing Research on Living and Fossil Cephalopods

Development and Evolution Form, Construction, and Function Taphonomy, Palaeoecology, Palaeobiogeography, Biostratigraphy, and Basin Analysis

Author: Federico Olóriz,Francisco J. Rodríguez-Tovar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461548373

Category: Science

Page: 550

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Relying on the latest analytical techniques, this all-embracing new reference offers comprehensive coverage of the development, evolution, and morphology of both fossil and living cephalopods. In 34 in-depth chapters a group of 51 international neontologists and peleontologists offer and opverview of current methods, data, analyses, and interpretations, and posit suggestions for future research. With its unparalleled combination of first-rate contributions on living and fossil cephalopods, this book provides researchers and advanced students in paleontology, invertebrate zoology, evolutionary biology, and allied disciplines with a trove of recent data and authoritative interpretations that will immeasurably benefit their own studies.

The Mollusks

A Guide to Their Study, Collection, and Preservation

Author: Charles F. Sturm,Timothy A. Pearce,Ángel Valdés

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581129300

Category: Science

Page: 445

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Mollusks have been important to humans since our earliest days. Initially, when humans were primarily interested in what they could eat or use, mollusks were important as food, ornaments, and materials for tools. Over the centuries, as human knowledge branched out and individuals started to study the world around them, mollusks were important subjects for learning how things worked. In this volume, the editors and contributors have brought together a broad range of topics within the field of malacology. It is our expectation that these topics will be of interest and use to amateur and professional malacologists.

Science and Creationism

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195032536

Category: Bible and evolution.

Page: 415

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The essays collected here -- including those written by Stephen Jay Gould, Garrett Hardin and Isaac Asimov -- offer a powerful rebuttal to the claims of the so-called "Scientific Creationists", who have argued that evolution is an unsound explanation of the origins of life, and have sought tointroduce their ideas into public school curriculums. Montague includes the full text of Judge William R. Overton's landmark decision, which struck down the Arkansas law permitting the teaching of "creation science" alongside evolution in the public schools.