Causes of Evolution: A Paleontological Perspective
by Robert M Ross;Stephen Jay Allmon Warren DGould (9780226728247)

Causes of Evolution: A Paleontological Perspective

Robert M Ross;Stephen Jay Allmon Warren DGould

Release Date: 15 January 1990
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 494
Category: Evolution
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226728247
ISBN-10: 0226728242

By studying evolution across geological time, paleontologists gain a perspective that sometimes complements and sometimes conflicts with views based solely on studies of extant species. The contributors to "Causes of Evolution" consider whether factors exerting major influences on evolution are biotic or abiotic, intrinsic or extrinsic.
"Causes of Evolution" presents a broad sampling of paleontological research programs encompassing vertebrates, invertebrates, and vascular plants; empirical work and theoretical models; organisms ranging in age from Cambrian to Recent; and temporal scales from ecological time to hundreds of millions of years. The diverse array of research styles and opinions presented will acquaint scientists in related fields with the strengths and weaknesses of paleontology as an approach to evolutionary studies and will give evolutionary biologists of every stripe new bases for evaluating the scope and bias of their own work.

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