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Tables of Contents for The History of Life
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
introduction
1
2
one the beginnings of life
3
25
CHEMICAL MODELS OF THE ORIGIN OF LIFE
4
5
STRATEGIES OF LIVING SYSTEMS
9
4
PRECAMBRIAN LIFE
13
6
THE EUCARYOTE EXPANSION
19
9
two the diversification of life
28
16
EARLY CONCEPTS
29
1
DARWIN AND NATURAL SELECTION
30
3
THE RISE OF GENETICS
33
4
MODERN EVOLUTIONARY THEORY
37
5
EVOLUTION AND THE FOSSIL RECORD
42
2
three life in the sea
44
25
PATTERNS OF LIFE IN THE SEA
45
7
MARINE FOSSILS AND FOSSILIZATION
52
4
MARINE PLANTS
56
3
EARLY PALEOZOIC INVERTEBRATE LIFE
59
6
MODERNIZATION OF MARINE INVERTEBRATES
65
3
POSSIBLE CAUSES FOR WIDESPREAD EXTINCTIONS
68
1
four the transition to land
69
20
PLANT TRANSITIONS
70
2
TERRESTRIAL INVERTEBRATES
72
3
ORIGIN OF THE VERTEBRATES
75
3
THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF FISHES
78
7
AMPHIBIANS--TRANSITIONAL VERTEBRATES
85
4
five land plants
89
19
FOSSILIZATION OF LAND PLANTS
90
2
SEEDLESS FLORAS OF THE PALEOZOIC ERA
92
8
EARLY SEED-BEARING PLANTS
100
5
THE RISE AND DOMINANCE OF FLOWERING PLANTS
105
3
six reptiles and mammals
108
29
EARLY REPTILES
109
7
DINOSAURS AND OTHER RULING REPTILES
116
10
BIRDS
126
1
MAMMAL ORIGINS
126
6
MAMMAL DIVERSIFICATION
132
5
seven man
137
18
PRIMATE ORIGINS AND ADAPTATIONS
138
5
PRE-PLEISTOCENE MONKEYS AND APES
143
3
THE PLEISTOCENE EXPANSION OF MAN
146
4
HOMO
150
3
THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN CULTURE
153
2
appendix: a classification of organisms
155
4
suggestions for further reading
159
2
index
161
7
geologic time scale
168