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)
AutorMark A. S. McMenamin
AutorMark A.S. McMenamin
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Using Quantification and Other Tools to Decipher the History of Life