Life of the Past, 4th Edition

By William I. Ausich, N. Gary Lane

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 11, 1998

Table of Contents



 1. Time and Fossils.


 2. The Organization of Life.


 3. Rocks and Fossils.


 4. Origins of the Earth, Oceans, Atmosphere, and Life.


 5. Organic Evolution and Extinction.


 6. Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics.


 7. Paleobiogeography.


 8. The Precambrian Fossil Record.


 9. Introduction to Marine Communities and the Cambrian.


10. Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Ocean-Bottom Faunas.


11. The Fossil Record of Plankton and Nekton.


12. Marine Predators.


13. Origin and Early Evolution of Terrestrial Communities.


14. Terrestrial Primary Producers: The Land Plants.


15. Early Consumers on Land: Reptiles.


16. Advanced Consumers on Land: The Mammals.


17. Primate and Human Evolution.


18. Conclusions.


Glossary.


Index.

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