This text is designed for students and anyone else with an interest in the history of life on our planet.
The author describes the biological evolution of Earth s organisms, and reconstructs their adaptations to the life they led, and the ecology and environment in which they functioned.
On the grand scale, Earth is a constantly changing planet, continually presenting organisms with challenges.
Changing geography, climate, atmosphere, oceanic and land environments set a stage in which organisms interact with their environments and one another, with evolutionary change an inevitable result.
The organisms themselves in turn can change global environments: oxygen in our atmosphere is all produced by photosynthesis, for example.
The interplay between a changing Earth and its evolving organisms is the underlying theme of the book.
The book has a dedicated website which explores additional enriching information and discussion, and provides or points to the art for the book and many other images useful for teaching.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 312 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/03/2013
- Category: Palaeontology
- ISBN: 9780470671726