Evolution and Extinction (Royal Society Discussion Volumes)

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Evolution and Extinction (Royal Society Discussion Volumes)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 256 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521390033
  • DDC分類 560

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. The causes of extinction
2. What, if anything, are mass extinctions?
3. Synchronology, taxonomy and reality
4. Evolution and extinction in the marine realm
5. Plants at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary
6. Ammonoid extinction events
7. There are extinctions and extinctions:
examples from the lower Palaeozoic
8. The biology of mass extinction: a
palaeontological view
9. Mass extinctions among tetrapods and the
quality of the fossil record
10. The Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary and the
last of the dinosaurs
11. Diversification and extinction patterns
among Neogene perimediterranean mammals
12. The case for extraterrestrial causes of
extinction
13. The case for sea-level change as a dominant
causal factor in mass extinction of marine
vertebrates
14. Natural extinctions on islands
15. The present, past and future of
human-caused extinctions
16. Mass extinction and the evolution of the
human species.