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Title Encyclopedia of paleontology [electronic resource] / editor, Ronald Singer. [electronic resource]

Imprint Chicago [Ill.] : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999 (Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2012.)

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Description 1 online resource (376 entries) : 791 images, digital files.
Note Includes a listing of paleontological journals (p. 1357-1358) and a directory of contributor and adviser addresses (p. 1427-1435).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical referenceses.
Contents Analytical approaches -- Biology and behavior -- Evolutionary concepts -- Geography and environment -- Individuals -- Morphology -- Paleontology as a discipline -- Patterns in the history of life -- Practical approaches -- Regional overviews -- Stratigraphic and fossil record -- Taxa.
Access Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary "This resource is ideal for patrons seeking information about the principles and methods of paleontology, paleontology in different regions of the world, and the primary researchers in the field. Dinosaurs as well as all types of animals, plants, and organisms discovered in fossils are included."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
The Encyclopedia of Paleontology is designed to address the shortage of general reference works on both vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology and to serve the needs of students and lay persons interested in the field. As the encyclopedia aims to provide basic information, the majority of the entries are devoted to explanations of paleontological concepts and techniques, examinations of the evolutionary development of particular organisms and biological features, profiles of major discoveries, and biographies of leading scientists. Each entry includes an essay and a further reading list. An international team of 200 leading experts in the field has prepared the illustrations and the essays, which range from concise descriptions to comprehensive discussions.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Description based on title page of print version.
Subject Paleontology -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Singer, Ronald.
Credo Reference (Firm)
Other Form: Print version: 1884964966 9781884964961 (DLC) 00271769 2 v. (xix, 1435 p.) : ill., maps
ISBN 9781849722179 (online)
9781884964961 (print)
1884964966 (print)

 
    
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