The First Vertebrates Oceans of the Paleozoic Era by Thom Holmes
  

The First Vertebrates Oceans of the Paleozoic Era

Written by Thom Holmes
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Synopsis

The First Vertebrates Oceans of the Paleozoic Era by Thom Holmes

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 present-day fish species.

About the Author

Thom Holmes is a writer specializing in natural history subjects and dinosaurs. As a writer and researcher, he works with leading paleontologists and also takes part in field expeditions to dig dinosaurs. He has engaged in research on the early history of dinosaur science in America, particularly on the exploits of Edward Drinker Cope of Philadelphia and Othniel Charles Marsh of New Haven. 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.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
188 pages

Author

Thom Holmes
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Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th August 2008

ISBN

9780816059584


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