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The Resource The story of life in 25 fossils : tales of intrepid fossil hunters and the wonders of evolution, Donald R. Prothero

The story of life in 25 fossils : tales of intrepid fossil hunters and the wonders of evolution, Donald R. Prothero

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The story of life in 25 fossils : tales of intrepid fossil hunters and the wonders of evolution
Title
The story of life in 25 fossils
Title remainder
tales of intrepid fossil hunters and the wonders of evolution
Statement of responsibility
Donald R. Prothero
Title variation
Story of life in twenty-five fossils
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Every fossil tells a story. Prothero recounts the adventures behind the discovery of twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils and explains their significance within the larger fossil record, creating a riveting history of life on our planet
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
560
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE723
LC item number
.P76 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The story of life in 25 fossils : tales of intrepid fossil hunters and the wonders of evolution, Donald R. Prothero
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planet of the scum. The first fossils ; Cryptozoon -- Garden of Ediacara. The first multicellular life ; Charnia -- "Little shellies." The first shells ; Cloudina -- Oh, give me a home, when the trilobites roamed. The first large shelled animals ; Olenellus -- Is it a worm or an arthropod? The origin of arthropods ; Hallucigenia -- Is it a worm or a mollusc? The origin of molluscs ; Pilina -- Growing from the sea. The origin of land plants ; Cooksonia -- A fishy tale. The origin of vertebrates ; Haikouichthys -- Mega-jaws. The largest fish ; Carcharocles -- Fish out of water. The origin of amphibians ; Tiktaalik -- "Frogamander." The origin of frogs ; Gerobatrachus -- Turtle on the half-shell. The origin of turtles ; Odontochelys -- Walking serpents. The origin of snakes ; Haasiophis -- King of the fish-lizards. The largest marine reptile ; Shonisaurus -- Terror of the seas. The largest sea monster ; Kronosaurus -- Monster flesh-eater. The largest predator ; Giganotosaurus -- Land of the giants. The largest land animal ; Argentinosaurus -- A feather in stone. The first bird ; Archaeopteryx -- Not quite a mammal. The origin of mammals ; Thrinaxodon -- Walking into the water. The origin of whales ; Ambulocetus -- Walking manatees. The origin of sirenians ; Pezosiren -- Dawn horses. The origin of horses ; Eohippus -- Rhinoceros giants. The largest land mammal ; Paraceratherium -- The ape's reflection? The oldest human fossil ; Sahelanthropus -- Lucy in the sky with diamonds. The oldest human skeleton ; Australopithecus afarensis -- Appendix. The best natural history museums
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 389 pages
Isbn
9780231171908
Lccn
2015003667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn900031557
Label
The story of life in 25 fossils : tales of intrepid fossil hunters and the wonders of evolution, Donald R. Prothero
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planet of the scum. The first fossils ; Cryptozoon -- Garden of Ediacara. The first multicellular life ; Charnia -- "Little shellies." The first shells ; Cloudina -- Oh, give me a home, when the trilobites roamed. The first large shelled animals ; Olenellus -- Is it a worm or an arthropod? The origin of arthropods ; Hallucigenia -- Is it a worm or a mollusc? The origin of molluscs ; Pilina -- Growing from the sea. The origin of land plants ; Cooksonia -- A fishy tale. The origin of vertebrates ; Haikouichthys -- Mega-jaws. The largest fish ; Carcharocles -- Fish out of water. The origin of amphibians ; Tiktaalik -- "Frogamander." The origin of frogs ; Gerobatrachus -- Turtle on the half-shell. The origin of turtles ; Odontochelys -- Walking serpents. The origin of snakes ; Haasiophis -- King of the fish-lizards. The largest marine reptile ; Shonisaurus -- Terror of the seas. The largest sea monster ; Kronosaurus -- Monster flesh-eater. The largest predator ; Giganotosaurus -- Land of the giants. The largest land animal ; Argentinosaurus -- A feather in stone. The first bird ; Archaeopteryx -- Not quite a mammal. The origin of mammals ; Thrinaxodon -- Walking into the water. The origin of whales ; Ambulocetus -- Walking manatees. The origin of sirenians ; Pezosiren -- Dawn horses. The origin of horses ; Eohippus -- Rhinoceros giants. The largest land mammal ; Paraceratherium -- The ape's reflection? The oldest human fossil ; Sahelanthropus -- Lucy in the sky with diamonds. The oldest human skeleton ; Australopithecus afarensis -- Appendix. The best natural history museums
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 389 pages
Isbn
9780231171908
Lccn
2015003667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn900031557

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