Major Events in the History of Life

Author: J. William Schopf
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780867202687
Category: Science
Page: 190
View: 5301
Major Events in the History of Life, present six chapters that summarize our understanding of crucial events that shaped the development of the earth's environment and the course of biological evolution over some four billion years of geological time. The subjects are covered by acknowledged leaders in their fields span an enormous sweep of biologic history, from the formation of planet Earth and the origin of living systems to our earliest records of human activity. Several chapters present new data and new syntheses, or summarized results of new types of analysis, material not usually available in current college textbooks.

Die Geschichte des Lebens in 100 Fossilien

Author: Paul D. Taylor,Aaron O`Dea
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783806231489
Page: 224
View: 1229

History of Life

Author: Richard Cowen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118510933
Category: Science
Page: 312
View: 1022
This text is designed for students and anyone else with aninterest in the history of life on our planet. The author describesthe biological evolution of Earth’s organisms, andreconstructs their adaptations to the life they led, and theecology and environment in which they functioned. On the grandscale, Earth is a constantly changing planet, continuallypresenting organisms with challenges. Changing geography, climate,atmosphere, oceanic and land environments set a stage in whichorganisms interact with their environments and one another, withevolutionary change an inevitable result. The organisms themselvesin turn can change global environments: oxygen in our atmosphere isall produced by photosynthesis, for example. The interplay betweena changing Earth and its evolving organisms is the underlying themeof the book. The book has a dedicated website which explores additionalenriching information and discussion, and provides or points to theart for the book and many other images useful for teaching. See: ahref=""

The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Michael J. Benton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199226326
Category: Science
Page: 170
View: 5383
This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct and accessible guide to the key episodes in the story of life on earth - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity of species around the globe today.

Extinctions in the History of Life

Author: Paul D. Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139457972
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 1932
Extinction is the ultimate fate of all biological species - over 99 percent of the species that have ever inhabited the Earth are now extinct. The long fossil record of life provides scientists with crucial information about when species became extinct, which species were most vulnerable to extinction, and what processes may have brought about extinctions in the geological past. Key aspects of extinctions in the history of life are here reviewed by six leading palaeontologists, providing a source text for geology and biology undergraduates as well as more advanced scholars. Topical issues such as the causes of mass extinctions and how animal and plant life has recovered from these cataclysmic events that have shaped biological evolution are dealt with. This helps us to view the biodiversity crisis in a broader context, and shows how large-scale extinctions have had profound and long-lasting effects on the Earth's biosphere.

Die Geschichte der Liebe

Author: Nicole Krauss
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644015317
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 5005
Die vierzehnjährige Alma wurde nach der Hauptfigur eines Romans benannt. Leo Gursky hatte den Text als junger Mann in Polen geschrieben, für seine große Liebe Alma. Nun lebt er als einsamer alter Mann in New York. Er weiß nicht, dass das Buch den Holocaust überstanden hat. Bis die junge Alma sich auf die Suche nach ihm macht. «Bezaubernd, zärtlich und sehr originell.» (J. M. Coetzee) «Ein großartiger Roman.» (Spiegel) «Dies ist ein gewaltiges Buch, das unser müdes Herz erfrischt. Nicole Krauss sei gepriesen dafür.» (Colum McCann) «Einfach anfangen zu lesen. Es ist wunderbar.» (Stern) «Ein außergewöhnlicher Roman, lebensprall, klug und poetisch, von eigenwilligem Charme, staunenswerter Anschaulichkeit und gesegnet mit einem zärtlichen Humor.» (FAZ)

The Meaning of Evolution

A Study of the History of Life and of Its Significance for Man
Author: George Gaylord Simpson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300002294
Category: Science
Page: 368
View: 9996
A world-famous scientist presents a synthesis of modern views on the principles of evolution. The result of twenty-five years of research, The Meaning of Evolution follows the rise and fall of the dynasties of life through the 2,000,000,000 years of the history of earth. It explains what forces have been acting to bring about evolution and re-examines human aims, values, and duties in the light of what science discloses of the nature of man and of his place in the history of life. The clearest and soundest exposition of the nature of the evolutionary process that has yet been written...The book may be read with equal profit and pleasure by the general reader, the student, and the expert.-Ashley Montagu, Isis This book is, without question, the best general work on the meaning of evolution to appear in our time.-The New York Times

Trees of Life

A Visual History of Evolution
Author: Theodore W. Pietsch
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421411857
Category: Science
Page: 376
View: 4254

A History of Ideas About the Prolongation of Life

Author: Gerald J. Gruman, MD, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826118745
Category: Medical
Page: 232
View: 1473
Dr. Grumanís book examines the quest for longevity and immortality up to the year 1800. He presents multicultural perspectives and attitudes as depicted in Islamic and Chinese societies as well as in Western Civilization. This scholarly work contributes to our understanding of the origins of medicine, personal hygiene and public health as well as the underlying psychological and social determinants of longevity and humanityís longing for its attainment.

A New History of Life

The Radical New Discoveries about the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth
Author: Peter Ward,Joe Kirschvink
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408842807
Category: Science
Page: 400
View: 1868
An estimated 4.6 billion years ago, the Earth and Moon were formed in a violent impact. On this, many agree, and even more that a long time after that, life began. However, few know that the first life on the Earth may not have emerged on this planet, but could, in fact, have begun on Mars, brought here by meteorites. In this revolutionary book, leading scientists Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink rewrite the principal account of the history of life on Earth. They show not only how the rise of animals was delayed for billions of years, but also what it was that first forced fish out of the sea and onto the land. Together, the two scientists explain how developments in the environment led to multiple Ice Ages before the emergence of dinosaurs and other giant animals, and what the true cause of these great beasts' eventual extinction was. Finally, charting the course of our own evolution, they explore whether this generation will see the end of the human species. A New History of Life proves not only that much of what we think we know should be unlearned, but also that the true history of life on Earth is much more surprising and wonderful than we could ever have imagined.

The Theory of Evolution

A History of Life on Earth
Author: Don Nardo
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756542146
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 7569
Discusses beliefs about evolution before and after Darwin, how Darwin developed and published his theory on the subject, and reactions to his theory.

A History of the Life Sciences, Revised and Expanded

Author: Lois N. Magner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203911006
Category: Medical
Page: 520
View: 6211
A clear and concise survey of the major themes and theories embedded in the history of life science, this book covers the development and significance of scientific methodologies, the relationship between science and society, and the diverse ideologies and current paradigms affecting the evolution and progression of biological studies. The author discusses cell theory, embryology, physiology, microbiology, evolution, genetics, and molecular biology; the Human Genome Project; and genomics and proteomics. Covering the philosophies of ancient civilizations to modern advances in genomics and molecular biology, the book is a unique and comprehensive resource.

Shaking the Tree

Readings from Nature in the History of Life
Author: Henry Gee
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226284965
Category: Science
Page: 411
View: 9009
Nature has published news about the history of life ever since its first issue in 1869, in which T. H. Huxley ("Darwin's bulldog") wrote about Triassic dinosaurs. In recent years, the field has enjoyed a tremendous flowering due to new investigative techniques drawn from cladistics (a revolutionary method for charting evolutionary relationships) and molecular biology. Shaking the Tree brings together nineteen review articles written for Nature over the past decade by many of the major figures in paleontology and evolution, from Stephen Jay Gould to Simon Conway Morris. Each article is brief, accessible, and opinionated, providing "shoot from the hip" accounts of the latest news and debates. Topics covered include major extinction events, homeotic genes and body plans, the origin and evolution of the primates, and reconstructions of phylogenetic trees for a wide variety of groups. The editor, Henry Gee, gives new commentary and updated references. Shaking the Tree is a one-stop resource for engaging overviews of the latest research in the history of life on Earth.

Unsere einsame Erde

Author: Peter D. Ward,Donald Brownlee
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642565069
Category: Science
Page: 374
View: 3181
Sind wir vielleicht allein im Universum? Die Antworten überraschen und führen den Leser auf eine faszinierende Reise von den vulkanischen Quellen des Ozeanbodens bis zum Jupiter-Mond. "...ein stellares Beispiel präziser Ausdruckskraft." (American Scientist)


Tracking the History of Life
Author: Robin C. Craw,John R. Grehan,Michael J. Heads
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195360691
Category: Science
Page: 240
View: 381
Biogeography is a diverse subject, traditionally focusing on the distribution of plants and animals at different taxonomic levels, past and present. Modern biogeography also puts emphasis on the ecological character of the world vegetation types, and on the evolving relationship between humans and their environment. Panbiogeography describes a new synthesis of sciences of plant and animal distribution. The book emphasizes that the geographical patterns of animal and plant distribution contribute directly to the understanding and interpretation of evolutionary history. Geographic location is reintroduced as a critical element of both biogeography and evolutionary biology. The authors present chapters exploring the roles of geology, ecology, evolution in panbiogeographic theory, and introduce new methods, modes of classification, and ways of measuring biodiversity.


The History of Life on Earth
Author: Russ Hodge
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143811740X
Category: Science
Page: 252
View: 654
Examines the theory of evolution and the immense impact it has had on society and modern medicine, including DNA, genetics and heredity.

Das Buch des Lebens

wer schrieb den genetischen Code?
Author: Lily E. Kay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518293461
Category: Genetic code
Page: 556
View: 1528

Environmental Evolution

Effects of the Origin and Evolution of Life on Planet Earth
Author: Lynn Margulis,Clifford Matthews,Aaron Haselton
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262631976
Category: Science
Page: 338
View: 9158
Fifteen distinguished scientists discuss the effects of life—past and present—on planet Earth.

The Uses of Life

A History of Biotechnology
Author: Robert Bud
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521476997
Category: Medical
Page: 299
View: 6155
This book shows, for the first time, how modern biotechnology grew out of this century's hopes for a new relationship between biology and engineering. Long before recombinant DNA, these promised a new kind of technology. By exploring the rich and surprisingly overlooked complex of prophesies, industrial and scientific development and government programs, the book sheds new light on the expectations now held for biotechnology. A world-wide view, covering developments, not just in America but also in Europe and Japan, uncovers surprising links. This makes possible a coherent story to supersede the historical notes which have been available until now. This first history of biotechnology provides a readable and challenging account that will appeal to anyone interested in the development of this key component of modern industry.