Changes in Life Across Many Temporal Scales

Science  02 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5544, pp. 1008
DOI: 10.1126/science.1065294

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Evolutionary Patterns Growth, Form, and Tempo in the Fossil Record. Jeremy B. C. Jackson, Scott Lidgard, and Frank K. McKinney, Eds. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2001. 415 pp. $85, £54. ISBN 0-226-38930-8. Paper, $30, £19. ISBN 0-226-38931-6.

Exploring topics such as modes of development, tempos of speciation and extinction, and macroevolutionary trends, the contributors illustrate the many insights the fossil record offers to our understanding of life and its history.