Topics in Geobiology

Nautilus

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

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

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

W. Bruce Saunders is Professor, Department of Geology, Bryn Mawr College. He has studied Nautilus for over 30 years, including field work in the Indo-Pacific, especially Palau and Papua New Guinea. He has worked on the ecology, habitat, and life history of Nautilus, and discovered the first living populations of Allonautilus scrobiculatus.

Neil H. Landman is Curator, Division of Paleontology (Invertebrates), American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert on shelled cephalopods including Nautilus and ammonites and the co-editor of the books Cephalopods Present and Past—New Insights and Fresh Perspectives (2007), and Ammonite Paleobiology (1996), both published by Springer.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Nautilus Studies—The First Twenty-Two Centuries

    Davis, Richard Arnold

    Pages 3-21

  • The Ancestry of the Genus Nautilus

    Teichert, Curt (et al.)

    Pages 25-32

  • The Species of Nautilus

    Saunders, W. Bruce

    Pages 35-52

  • Geographic Distribution of Nautilus Shells

    House, Michael R.

    Pages 53-64

  • Genetic Variation and Phylogeny in Nautilus

    Woodruff, David S. (et al.)

    Pages 65-83

Buy this book

eBook $289.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3299-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $369.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3298-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $369.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0448-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nautilus
Book Subtitle
The Biology and Paleobiology of a Living Fossil, Reprint with additions
Editors
  • W. Bruce Saunders
  • Neil Landman
Series Title
Topics in Geobiology
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3299-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3299-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3298-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0448-7
Series ISSN
0275-0120
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
LXXVIII, 632
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 illustrations in colour
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