Using a series of case studies, the book demonstrates the power of dynamic analysis as applied to the fossil record. Written in an engaging and informative style, Dynamic Paleontology outlines the best application of quantitative and other tools to critical problems in the paleontological sciences including such topics as analysis of the Cambrian Explosion and the question regarding the presence of life on Mars. The book considers how we think about certain types questions and shows how we can refine our approach to analysis right from the beginning of any particular research effort. The analytical tools presented here will have wide application to other fields of knowledge; as such the book represents a major contribution to our deployment of modern scientific method.
"The text is a series of case studies that portray the author's skill at deciphering paleontological puzzles. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students; faculty and professionals." (P. K. Strother, Choice, Vol. 54 (5), January, 2017)
"All author's ideas are well-argued theoretically and supported by facts ... . The illustrations are rich and worth themselves: The reader has a possibility to see really peculiar images of the past life forms. ... McMenamin's book contains a lot of interesting information, original interpretations, and novel ideas, and, thus, it is recommended to palaeontologists, especially palaeobiologists studying the Cambrian Explosion." (Dmitry A. Ruban, Rostov am Don, Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, ISS. 1-2, 2017)
Autor Mark A. S. McMenamin
Autor Mark A.S. McMenamin
Größe 235 x 162 x 155 mm
Produktgewicht 665 g
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