Fossils at a Glance

Author: Clare Milsom,Sue Rigby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687817

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 7395

Fossils provide a powerful tool for the study of the nearly4-billion-year history of life, and its role in the evolution ofEarth systems. They also provide important data for evolutionarystudies, and contribute to our understanding of the extinction oforganisms and the origins of modern biodiversity. Fossils At A Glance is written for students taking anintroductory level course in paleontology. Short chapters introducethe main topics in the modern study of fossils. The most importantfossil groups are discussed, from microfossils throughinvertebrates to vertebrates and plants, followed by a briefnarrative of life on Earth. Diagrams are central to the book and allow the reader to seemost of the important data “at a glance”. Each topiccovers two pages and provides a self-contained suite of informationor a starting point for future study. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and brought upto date. It includes new line diagrams as well as photographsof selected fossils

Cengage Advantage Books: Understanding Humans: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

Author: Barry Lewis,Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285401190

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 1541

UNDERSTANDING HUMANS: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY shows students how anthropologists and archaeologists go about their work as they study human evolution, living nonhuman primates, human adaptation and variation, the origin and dispersal of modern humans, food production, the first civilizations of the Old and New Worlds, and so much more. Using a biocultural approach, the text balances the presentation of physical anthropology with archaeology and concludes with a new chapter that ties together the material on human biological and cultural adaptation by focusing on lessons learned from our species evolution such as the impact of humans on the environment. Students will also benefit from the new chapter opening learning objectives, At a Glance sections that summarize key concepts, and end-of-chapter Critical Thinking Questions that help students better understand the material and study more effectively for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Green Growth at a Glance

The Way Forward for Asia and the Pacific

Author: Aneta Nikolova,United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211204698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 50

View: 7291

The Asian and Pacific region has undergone rapid economic growth and urbanisation, but these developments have also resulted in increasing demands for food, water, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic and human security. The governments of the region are now committed to pursue the 'green growth' approach in order to achieve environmentally sustainable economic development in the region.

Chemistry at a Glance

Full Chemistry Content of the New GCSE

Author: Roger Owen,Sue King

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840765445

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 3171

This book aims to cover the specifications of the main examination boards for GCSE Double Science, GCSE Single Science and the core content of GCSE Chemistry. Where relevant, Key Stage 3 material is summarized as an introduction to GCSE topics. This serves as revision of work done prior to Key Stage 4, and a foundation for GCSE studies. The book is also useful to teachers as a handy reference and planner. Each page is presented diagrammatically in an attractive way using illustrations, tables and some photographs. Diagrammatic presentations are used as much as possible in order to make it easier for students to recall information and understand the principles involved. Bullet points and questions are used to emphasize the essential content of each page. There are also review questions for every section.

Bioenergetics at a Glance

An Illustrated Introduction

Author: D. A. Harris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444313770

Category: Science

Page: 120

View: 6037

Bioenergetics is the study of the way biological systems, usuallyat the molecular level, utilize and convert energy in order todrive the biochemical reactions that constitute life. However,because of its often quantitative basis and the amount of technicaljargon, the subject tends to alienate and intimidate students. Thisbeautifully illustrated text has a lucid and logical approach tothe subject. The text uses the modern perspective throughout sothat the student is given an easily assimilable, logicalintroduction to the important concepts of the subject, particularythe core concept, the 'chemiosmotic theory'. It has beenspecifically designed to make information easily accessible bydevoting each double-page spread to one topic. Within the spread, avariety of carefully constructed diagrams present information in aconcise and innovative manner. The text is further enhanced by acomprehensive guide to additional reading. Original, easily understood combination of visual and writteninformation. 43 double-page speads give a clear and concise introduction tothis traditionally difficult subject. The most up to date text available, covering all modernmolecular genetic techniques. Competitively priced.

Biology at a Glance, Fourth Edition

Author: Judy Dodds

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840761997

Category: Science

Page: 140

View: 8847

The fourth edition of a bestseller, this book presents, in a clear, concise, and visual way, the main biological content required by all the examining boards for both the GCSE Double Award Science and separate Biology Award, including IGCSE. It is also useful as an introductory guide for AS Biology. The fourth edition has been revised to include new material on industrial fermenters and their applications, plus additional material on flowering plants.

Dinosaurs of Darkness

Author: Thomas H. V. Rich,Thomas. H. Rich,Patricia Vickers-Rich

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253337733

Category: Nature

Page: 222

View: 5648

How dinosaurs lived in Australia over 100 million years ago when it was still joined to Antarctica.

British Fossil Brachiopoda

Author: Thomas Davidson,Richard Owen,William Benjamin Carpenter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108038182

Category: Nature

Page: 504

View: 7494

Published between 1850 and 1886, these six volumes by Thomas Davidson offered a definitive reference text on brachiopods.

OECD Economies at a Glance Structural Indicators

Structural Indicators

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264149473


Page: 142

View: 9299

This publication provides a broad set of valuable and reliable data in a range of areas -- labour markets, banking, regulation and competition, public finance and expenditures, social services, agriculture, energy, and environment, -- as well as some general indicators on basic living standards.

Fossils Alive! Or, New Walks in an Old Field

A Series of Ten Illustrated Time-travel Excursions Into the Geological Past, Experiencing the Faunas and Floras, Lakes and Rivers, Geysers and Volcanoes that Have Contributed to the Ancient History of Scotland

Author: N. H. Trewin

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd


Category: Science

Page: 211

View: 8031

Imagine being a time-traveller, traveling back millions of years in time to join wildlife safaris and visit ancient environments teeming with life. In Fossils Alive!, experience the fauna, flora, and landscapes of ten localities in the geological past of Scotland. You will catch fish in a Devonian lake 380 million years ago in Caithness; escape a great tsunami at Helmsdale following a Jurassic earthquake; and then explore the Carboniferous forests, rivers, and volcanoes of Edinburgh. On the Isle of Skye, you wander a Jurassic shoreline and see a dinosaur dine. From a submersible, you observe the nuptial dance of ammonites. Pick your way around ancient hot-spring pools and geysers in Aberdeenshire and admire some of the first plants and animals to inhabit the land. The ten areas visited represent some of the most famous fossiliferous locations in Scotland. The safaris are presented as stories, but they are firmly based on published scientific evidence relating to the fossils and rocks of Scotland. These imaginative stories are accompanied by pictures of fossils and of the places as they are seen today, along with the author's careful reconstructive drawings of these ancient environments. This book will not only inform the general adult reader about the ancient environments of Scotland, but also entertain and encourage further speculation.

Fossil Plants

A Text-Book for Students of Botany and Geology

Author: A. C. Seward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108015956

Category: Science

Page: 478

View: 7837

The standard volumes on palaeobotany which synthesised earlier work and included new research, first published between 1898 and 1919.