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Life Sciences - Ecology | Nautilus - The Biology and Paleobiology of a Living Fossil, Reprint with additions


The Biology and Paleobiology of a Living Fossil, Reprint with additions

Series: Topics in Geobiology, Vol. 6

Saunders, W. Bruce, Landman, Neil (Eds.)

2nd ed. 2010

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  • Reprint of a classic book that features a new introductory section summarizing all work on Nautilus since 1987
  • Includes impressive color plates, including an image showing the first hatched Nautilus in captivity
  • Will be relevant to the fields of marine biology, evolutionary biology and paleontology
  • Contains annotated Bibliography and References Published since the first edition

This volume is a reprint of a classic book about Nautilus, first published in 1987, with an introductory chapter summarizing all of the work on Nautilus and its habitat since the publication of the first edition more than 20 years ago. The surge in articles in the last two decades indicates an expanded interest in the subject, reflecting a renewed appreciation of the complexity and fragility of the marine habitat and its biota. The 37 chapters are written by 48 experts in the field and cover all aspects of this living fossil from its ecology to its embryology. This volume also features new photos, including an impressive image of the first hatched Nautilus in captivity. Nautilus is an iconic animal in the marine realm and represents part of the diverse fauna of the Indo-Pacific. It is also a member of a lineage of shelled cephalopods dating back more than 400 million years. As a result, this volume will be relevant to the fields of marine science, evolutionary biology, and paleontology.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biome - Ecology - Fauna - evolution - evolutionary biology - phylogeny - physiology

Related subjects » Earth Sciences & Geography - Ecology - Evolutionary & Developmental Biology - Geology

Table of contents 

I Nautilus Studies – The first twenty-two centuries II The Ancestry of the Genus Nautilus III Nautilus and its Distribution IV Ecology V Physiology VI Metabolism VII Reproduction and Growth VIII The Shell and its Architecture IX Swimming and Buoyancy X Aquarium Maintenance

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