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Rise and Demise of Ghostly Animals

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Science  21 Mar 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5870, pp. 1618-1619
DOI: 10.1126/science.1156033

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The Rise of Animals. Evolution and Diversification of the Kingdom Animalia. by Mikhail A. Fedonkin, James G. Gehling, Kathleen Grey, Guy M. Narbonne, and Patricia Vickers-Rich. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 2008. 343 pp. £75. ISBN 9780801886799.

. The Rise and Fall of the Ediacaran Biota. Patricia Vickers-Rich and Patricia Komarower, Eds. The Geological Society, Bath, UK, 2007. 464 pp. $190, £95. ISBN 9781862392335. Special Publication 286.

The strange organisms of the Ediacaranare the topic of two recent titles, a monograph that will most interest paleontologists and evolutionary biologists and an account that will reward the general public.