3rd Revised edition
By (author) Michael J. Benton
Vertebrate Palaeontology by Michael J. Benton
Book Description"Vertebrate Palaeontology" is a complete, up-to-date history of the evolution of vertebrates. The third edition of this popular text has been extensively revised to incorporate the latest research, including new material from North and South America, Australia, Europe, China, Africa and Russia. This work: highlights astonishing new discoveries including new dinosaurs and Mesozoic birds from China; features a new chapter on how to study fossil vertebrates; provides an increased emphasis on the cladistic framework with cladograms set apart from the body of the text and full lists of diagnostic characters; and, includes new molecular evidence on early mammal diversification. New features aid study including new functional and developmental feature spreads, key questions and extensive references to useful web sites. It offers a strong phylogenetic focus making it an up-to-date source of the latest broad-scale systematic data on vertebrate evolution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780632056378
(246mm x 189mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Science Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael J. Benton
When Life Nearly Died, Paperback (July 2015)
The greatest mass extinction in Earths history happened some 251 million years ago. In this cataclysm at least 90 per cent of life was killed, both on land and in the sea, almost bringing evolution to a halt. What caused destruction on such an unimaginable scale? Was it the impact of a huge meteorite, or prolonged volcanic eruption in Siberia?
Literary Biography, Paperback (July 2015)
Literary Biography: An Introduction offers an erudite and insightful introduction into the history, theory, and practice of the increasingly popular literary genre of life writing. The text illustrates and accounts for the literary genre that merges verifiable historical facts with the familiar conventions of narrative.
Vertebrate Palaeontology, Paperback (October 2014)
Vertebrate palaeontology is a lively field, with new discoveries reported every week and not only dinosaurs! This new edition reflects the international scope of vertebrate palaeontology, with a special focus on exciting new finds from China. A key aim is to explain the science. Gone are the days of guesswork.
Introduction to Paleobiology and the Fossil Record, Paperback (January 2009)» View all books by Michael J. Benton
Coverage of all fossil groups Boxes showing case studies and topics of special interest Numerous line drawings and photographs of fossils The most up-to-date information on the tools and techniques used by paleobiologists. End of chapter questions.
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Author Biography - Michael J. Benton
Michael Benton is Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Bristol. He is interested particularly in early reptiles, Triassic dinosaurs and macroevolution, and has published 50 books and 160 scientific articles.
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