The Evolutionary Biology of Extinct and Extant Organisms

The Evolutionary Biology of Extinct and Extant Organisms offers a thorough and detailed narration of the journey of biological evolution and its major transitional links to the biological world, which began with paleontological exploration of extinct organisms and now carries on with reviews of phylogenomic footprint reviews of extant, living fossils. This book moves through the defining evolutionary stepping stones starting with the evolutionary changes in prokaryotic, aquatic organisms over 4 billion years ago to the emergence of the modern human species in Earth’s Anthropocene. The book begins with an overview of the processes of evolutionary fitness, the epicenter of the principles of evolutionary biology. Whether through natural or experimental occurrence, evolutionary fitness has been found to be the cardinal instance of evolutionary links in an organism between its ancestral and contemporary states. The book then goes on to detail evolutionary trails and lineages of groups of organisms including mammalians, reptilians, and various fish. The final section of the book provides a look back at the evolutionary journey of "nonliving" or extinct organisms, versus the modern-day transition to "living" or extant organisms. The Evolutionary Biology of Extinct and Extant Organisms is the ideal resource for any researcher or advanced student in evolutionary studies, ranging from evolutionary biology to general life sciences. Provides an updated compendium of evolution research history Details the evolution trails of organisms, including mammals, reptiles, arthropods, annelids, mollusks, protozoa, and more Offers an accessible and easy-to-read presentation of complex, in-depth evolutionary biology facts and theories

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  • Author : Subir Ranjan Kundu
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 266 pages
  • ISBN : 0128232838
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Evolutionary Biology of Extinct and Extant Organisms

The Evolutionary Biology of Extinct and Extant Organisms
  • Author : Subir Ranjan Kundu
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 23 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKThe Evolutionary Biology of Extinct and Extant Organisms

The Evolutionary Biology of Extinct and Extant Organisms offers a thorough and detailed narration of the journey of biological evolution and its major transitional links to the biological world, which began with paleontological exploration of extinct organisms and now carries on with reviews of phylogenomic footprint reviews of extant, living fossils. This book moves through the defining evolutionary stepping stones starting with the evolutionary changes in prokaryotic, aquatic organisms over 4 billion years ago to the emergence of the modern human

Macroevolution in Deep Time

Macroevolution in Deep Time
  • Author : Rituparna Bose,Alexander J. Bartholomew
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 26 January 2013
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The prerequisite to investigating the underlying causes behind mass extinction is a profound understanding of the evolutionary history of both living and dead species. It is especially important to appreciate the significance of such studies in extinct organisms; especially in organisms that were abundant in a certain geologic era, but have subsequently dwindled or become extinct. Such studies should help to accurately evaluate patterns of evolution in extinct species lineages and help predict the same in its modern analogs. The

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science
  • Author : National Academy of Sciences,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Working Group on Teaching Evolution
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 06 May 1998
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Today many school students are shielded from one of the most important concepts in modern science: evolution. In engaging and conversational style, Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science provides a well-structured framework for understanding and teaching evolution. Written for teachers, parents, and community officials as well as scientists and educators, this book describes how evolution reveals both the great diversity and similarity among the Earth's organisms; it explores how scientists approach the question of evolution; and it illustrates

New Thinking about Evolution

New Thinking about Evolution
  • Author : umes santilal
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 11 July 2020
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UNDERSTANDING EVOLUTIONIn biology the idea of evolution postulates that the various styles of plant life, animals, and different dwelling matters on Earth have their foundation in other preexisting kinds and that the distinguishable variations are because of modifications in successive generations. The idea of evolution is one of the essential keystones of cutting-edge organic idea.The diversity of the living global is staggering. More than 2 million present species of organisms have been named and defined; many more stay to be

Time Traveler

Time Traveler
  • Author : Michael Novacek
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 10 February 2002
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Hunting for fossils with a preeminent guide and teacher Michael Novacek, a world-renowned paleontologist who has discovered important fossils on virtually every continent, is an authority on patterns of evolution and on the relationships among extinct and extant organisms. Time Traveler is his captivating account of how his boyhood enthusiasm for dinosaurs became a lifelong commitment to vanguard science. He takes us with him as he discovers fossils in his own backyard in Los Angeles, then goes looking for them

Embryos in Deep Time

Embryos in Deep Time
  • Author : Marcelo Sánchez-Villagra
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 03 April 2012
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How can we bring together the study of genes, embryos and fossils? Embryos in Deep Time is a critical synthesis of the study of individual development in fossils. It brings together an up-to-date review of concepts from comparative anatomy, ecology and developmental genetics, and examples of different kinds of animals from diverse geological epochs and geographic areas. Can fossil embryos demonstrate evolutionary changes in reproductive modes? How have changes in ocean chemistry in the past affected the development of marine

EVOLUTION

EVOLUTION
  • Author : Michael Ruse,Joseph Travis
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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An introduction to evolutionary biology, with sixteen essays about the history and philosophy of the field, related empirical and theoretical questions about topics such as speciation, adaptation, and development, and articles on important figures, social and political issues, and related religious topics.

The Evolution of Life

The Evolution of Life
  • Author : Graham Bell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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The Evolution of Life focuses on key principles to offer a truly accessible, unintimidating treatment of evolutionary biology. With adaptation through natural selection as its central theme, the book adopts a lucid, crystal-clear narrative to explain the mechanism of evolution and its main outcomes

Predation in Organisms

Predation in Organisms
  • Author : Ashraf M.T. Elewa
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 10 January 2007
GET THIS BOOKPredation in Organisms

Predation is considered one of the distinct phenomena related to the interrelationships between species on the Earth. In general, predation is widespread not only in wildlife but also in marine environments where big fishes eat small fishes and other organisms of the sea. This book considers predation in organisms and is aimed at the prevention of predation in wildlife and marine environments.

Evolution of Nervous Systems

Evolution of Nervous Systems
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 23 November 2016
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Evolution of Nervous Systems, Second Edition is a unique, major reference which offers the gold standard for those interested both in evolution and nervous systems. All biology only makes sense when seen in the light of evolution, and this is especially true for the nervous system. All animals have nervous systems that mediate their behaviors, many of them species specific, yet these nervous systems all evolved from the simple nervous system of a common ancestor. To understand these nervous systems,

The Timetree of Life

The Timetree of Life
  • Author : S. Blair Hedges,Sudhir Kumar
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 23 April 2009
GET THIS BOOKThe Timetree of Life

The evolutionary history of life includes two primary components: phylogeny and timescale. Phylogeny refers to the branching order (relationships) of species or other taxa within a group and is crucial for understanding the inheritance of traits and for erecting classifications. However, a timescale is equally important because it provides a way to compare phylogeny directly with the evolution of other organisms and with planetary history such as geology, climate, extraterrestrialimpacts, and other features.The Timetree of Life is the first

Understanding Evolution

Understanding Evolution
  • Author : Kostas Kampourakis
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 03 April 2014
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Bringing together conceptual obstacles and core concepts of evolutionary theory, this book presents evolution as straightforward and intuitive.

Arthropod Biology and Evolution

Arthropod Biology and Evolution
  • Author : Alessandro Minelli,Geoffrey Boxshall,Giuseppe Fusco
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 11 April 2013
GET THIS BOOKArthropod Biology and Evolution

More than two thirds of all living organisms described to date belong to the phylum Arthropoda. But their diversity, as measured in terms of species number, is also accompanied by an amazing disparity in terms of body form, developmental processes, and adaptations to every inhabitable place on Earth, from the deepest marine abysses to the earth surface and the air. The Arthropoda also include one of the most fashionable and extensively studied of all model organisms, the fruit-fly, whose name

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 14 April 2016
GET THIS BOOKEncyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology is the definitive go-to reference in the field of evolutionary biology. It provides a fully comprehensive review of the field in an easy to search structure. Under the collective leadership of fifteen distinguished section editors, it is comprised of articles written by leading experts in the field, providing a full review of the current status of each topic. The articles are up-to-date and fully illustrated with in-text references that allow readers to easily access primary literature.