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Vertebrate Palaeontology
By John Sibbick (illustrator) and Michael J. Benton
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackwell Pub
Publication date June 1, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780632056149
ISBN-10 0632056142
Dimensions 1.25 by 7.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $79.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The story of the evolution of vertebrates is fascinating. Recently, there has been an explosion of new research topics in the field - the closest fossil relatives of the vertebrates, dramatic new fish specimens unlike anything now living, the adaptations required for the move on to land, the relationships of the early amphibians and reptiles, the origins and biology of the dinosaurs, the role of mass extinction in vertebrate evolution, new Mesozoic birds, the earliest mammals, ecology and mammalian diversification, and the origins and evolution of human beings.

This book presents a complete outline of the history of vertebrates, based on the latest studies by palaeontologists around the world. New material comes from North and South America, Australia, Europe, China, Africa and Russia.

A key aim of the book is to show how vertebrate palaeontologists obtain their information. There is an illustrated account of how to dig up a dinosaur and how to interpret the bones. In addition, detailed case studies explain: how palaeontologists study taphonomy, exceptional preservation, the form and function of bizarre animals, and the reconstruction of phylogeny from cladistic analyses of morphological and molecular data.

The new edition is extensively revised, and there is a great deal of new material based on work in the 1990s. There is a new chapter on how to study fossil vertebrates. Another major change is that more emphasis has been given to cladograms. They are set apart from the body of the text, and full lists of diagnostic characters are now given.

The book is designed for palaeontology courses in biology and geology departments. It is also aimed at the enthusiast who wants to experience how leading palaeontologists design their research programs and carry out multidisciplinary studies of ancient vertebrates. The book has a strong phylogenetic focus, and this makes it an up-to-date source of the latest broad-scale systematic data on vertebrate evolution.


  • The second edition of a very popular and proven text.
  • Detailed case studies are presented, which show how palaeontologists actually work.
  • Includes an illustrated account of how to dig up a dinosaur, and how to interpret the bones.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781118407554
 
4th edition from Blackwell Pub (October 20, 2014)
9781118407554 | details & prices | 468 pages | 9.00 × 11.50 × 1.25 in. | 3.62 lbs | List price $133.95
About: Vertebrate palaeontology is a lively field, with new discoveries reported every week… and not only dinosaurs!
Paperback
Book cover for 9780632056149 Book cover for 9781118406847
 
4th edition from Blackwell Pub (October 20, 2014)
9781118406847 | details & prices | 468 pages | 10.00 × 12.00 × 2.00 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $99.95
About: Vertebrate palaeontology is a lively field, with new discoveries reported every week… and not only dinosaurs!
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from Blackwell Pub (June 1, 2000)
9780632056149 | details & prices | 7.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.80 lbs | List price $79.95
About: The story of the evolution of vertebrates is fascinating.
Miscellaneous
3 edition from Blackwell Pub (February 24, 2009)
9781405144490 | details & prices | 472 pages | List price $99.95

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