Evolution on Planet Earth: Impact of the Physical Environment (Vol 1)

By: Lynn Rothschild (Editor), Adrian Lister (Editor)

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Driving evolution forward, the Earth's physical environment has challenged the very survival of organisms and ecosystems throughout the ages. With a fresh new perspective, Evolution on Planet Earth shows how these physical realities and hurdles shaped the primary phases of life on the planet. The book's thorough coverage also includes chapters on more proximate factors and paleoenvironmental events that influenced the diversity of life. A team of notable ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and paleontologists join forces to describe drifting continents, extinction events, and climate change -- important topics that continue to shape Earth's inhabitants to this very day. In a world where global change has become an international issue, this book provides a several billion-year evolutionary perspective on what the environment and environmental change means to life.
* Provides thorough background information on each topic while introducing cutting-edge research
* Features original material solicited from the leading minds in evolutionary biology and geology today
* Emphasizes the influence of massive geological forces - continental drift, volcanic activity, sea and tides

Title: Evolution on Planet Earth: Impact of the Physical Environment (Vol 1)

Author Name: Lynn Rothschild (Editor), Adrian Lister (Editor)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: U.S.A., Academic Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 0125986556

ISBN Number 13: 9780125986557

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 123364

Description: Good condition. Evolution on Planet Earth: Impact of the Physical Environment (Vol 1) By Lynn Rothschild (Editor), Adrian Lister (Editor) Product Details Hardcover: 456 pages Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (July 22, 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 0125986556 ISBN-13: 9780125986557 Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.4 x 1.3 inches

Keywords: Evolution on Planet Earth: Impact of the Physical Environment (Vol 1)