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Cradle of life : the discovery of earth's earliest fossils, J. William Schopf

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Cradle of life : the discovery of earth's earliest fossils
Title
Cradle of life
Title remainder
the discovery of earth's earliest fossils
Statement of responsibility
J. William Schopf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the greatest mysteries in reconstructing the history of life on Earth has been the apparent absence of fossils dating back more than 550 million years. We have long known that fossils of sophisticated marine life-forms existed at the dawn of the Cambrian Period, but until recently scientists had found no traces of Precambrian fossils. The quest to find such traces began in earnest in the mid-1960s and culminated in one dramatic moment in 1993 when William Schopf identified fossilized microorganisms three and a half billion years old. This startling find opened up a vast period of time - some eighty-five percent of Earth's history - to new research and new ideas about life's beginnings. In this book, William Schopf, a pioneer of modern paleobiology, tells for the first time the exciting and fascinating story of the origins and earliest evolution of life and how that story has been unearthed."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schopf, J. William
Dewey number
576.8/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.S384 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Evolutionary paleobiology
  • Paleontology
  • Micropaleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Evolutionary paleobiology
  • Life
  • Micropaleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Precambrian Geologic Period
  • Fossielen
  • Evolutietheorie
  • Précambrien
  • Micropaléontologie
  • Vie (biologie)
  • Mikrofossil
  • Entstehung
  • Leben
  • Entdeckung
  • Paläontologie
  • Präkambrium
Label
Cradle of life : the discovery of earth's earliest fossils, J. William Schopf
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-355) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin's dilemma -- Birth of a new field of science -- The oldest fossils and what they mean -- How did life begin? -- Metabolic memories of the earliest cells -- So far, so fast, so early? -- Stromatolites : earth's first high-rise condos -- Cyanobacteria : earth's oldest "living fossils" -- Cells like ours arise at last -- Solution to Darwin's dilemma -- Epilogue : Extraordinary claims! Extraordinary evidence? -- Fossils, foibles, and frauds -- The hunt for life on Mars
Control code
ocm39839128
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 367 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780691002309
Lccn
98042443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39839128
  • (OCoLC)39839128
Label
Cradle of life : the discovery of earth's earliest fossils, J. William Schopf
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-355) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin's dilemma -- Birth of a new field of science -- The oldest fossils and what they mean -- How did life begin? -- Metabolic memories of the earliest cells -- So far, so fast, so early? -- Stromatolites : earth's first high-rise condos -- Cyanobacteria : earth's oldest "living fossils" -- Cells like ours arise at last -- Solution to Darwin's dilemma -- Epilogue : Extraordinary claims! Extraordinary evidence? -- Fossils, foibles, and frauds -- The hunt for life on Mars
Control code
ocm39839128
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 367 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780691002309
Lccn
98042443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39839128
  • (OCoLC)39839128

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