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The First Vertebrates
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816059586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5958-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 567
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 188

Summary

Vertebrates are the most familiar of all animals on Earth, with humans being but one of about 45,000 species of living vertebrates. The rise of the first vertebrates is synonymous with the Paleozoic era, a span of increasing ecological complexity where the first explosion of life occurred in the seas. In this fully illustrated volume, The First Vertebrates examines the dramatic rise of vertebrate life in the Paleozoic seas with the development of early fish, including jawless fish, fish with teeth and jaws, early sharks and other cartilaginous fish, and bony fish, the ancestors of most present-day fish species.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. References. Further reading. Web sites. Glossary. Appendixes. Index.

About the Author(s)

Thom Holmes is a writer who specializes in natural history subjects and dinosaurs. He is noted for his expertise on the early history of dinosaur science in America. He was the publications director of The Dinosaur Society for five years and the editor of its newsletter, Dino Times, the world’s only monthly publication devoted to news about dinosaur discoveries. It was through the society and his work with the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia that Thom developed widespread contacts and working relationships with paleontologists and paleo-artists throughout the world.

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