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Autor Conway Morris, Simon

Título The crucible of creation : the Burgess Shale and the rise of animals / Simon Conway Morris

Publicación Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 1998
Ubicación Signatura Tipo de préstamo Estado Notas
 B.Ciencias Geológicas-Sala  PAL INV 9    PRÉSTAMO LARGO  DISPONIBLE
Descripción física XXIII, 242 p., [2] h. de lám. col. : il. ; 24 cm
Bibliografía Referencias bibliografícas por capítulos. -- Bibliografía p.[225]-231. -- Índices p. [235]-242
Contiene: 1. The imprint of evolution. Introduction. Evolution: why no consensus? -- 2. Setting the scene. Overview: the structure of life. First animals: the Ediacaran conundrum -- 3. The discovery of the Burgess Shale. Tantalizing hints. Walcott's triumph. The Cambridge campaign. Two mistakes -- 4. Journey to the Burgess Shale. Departure. The submersible descends. Mud-dwellers. Mud-stickers. Strollers, walkers, and crawlers. Swimmers and floaters. Catastrophe. Ascent to the surface -- 5. The search for new Burgess Shales. Greenland. Laurentia. Chengjiang -- 6. The significance of the Burgess Shale. Wonderful life? The Cambrian 'explosion'. The molecular background. Animal architecture. A dangerous world. The unfolding ecological theatre -- 7. Animal architecture and the origin of body plans. Introduction. The Burgess Shale arthropods: early views. Cladistics to the rescue? Cambrian arthropods: the emergence of a synthesis. The story of Wiwaxia. News from Greenland -- 8. Other worlds. Rerunning the tape. How weird is the Burgess Shale? The concept of disparity -- 9. Last word -- Appendix 1: Further reading -- Appendix 2: Exhibitions -- Appendix 3: Localities
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