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Main Title Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms Lessons from the Living / [electronic resource] :
Author Hembree, Daniel I.
Other Authors
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Platt, Brian F.
Smith, Jon J.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number QE701-760
ISBN 9789401787215
Subjects Geography ; Life sciences ; Paleontology ; Zoology
Internet Access
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Collation XVII, 420 p. 130 illus., 45 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Part I Functional Morphology -- Part II Taphonomy and Environment -- Part III Organism-Substrate Interaction. Paleontologists and geologists struggle with research questions often complicated by the loss or even absence of key paleobiological and paleoenvironmental information. Insight into this missing data can be gained through direct exploration of analogous living organisms and modern environments. Creative, experimental, and interdisciplinary treatments of such ancient-Earth analogs form the basis of this volume. It unites a diverse range of expert paleontologists, neontologists, and geologists presenting case studies that cover a spectrum of topics, including functional morphology, taphonomy, environments, and organism-substrate interactions.