Early Life on Earth: Evolution, Diversification, and Interactions


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Early Life on Earth: Evolution, Diversification, and Interactions Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages: 332 Illustrations and other contents: 3 Tables, black and white; 14 Line drawings, color; 60 Line drawings, black and white; 56 Halftones, color; 70 Halftones, black and white; 70 Illustrations, color; 130 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9781032198484 Categories: , , ,

This book comprehensively explores the early evolution of life and the Archean environment. Topics include the differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, variations in metabolisms, concepts of ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles (nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorous), Archean geology and environments, and the widely accepted early evolutionary history of life. The text addresses controversies regarding early life and its environment, particularly the unusual microfossil assemblages from the 3.4 Ga Strelley Pool Formation and the 3.0 Ga Farrel Quartzite of Western Australia. Readers will get a fuller picture of the Archean world, and an appreciation of many still unresolved questions. Key Features Illustrated with figures visualizing ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles etc which are indispensable for understanding the Archean Earth. Includes tables arranging key words, definitions, and interpretations. Documents the Archean environment with photographic evidence and detailed descriptions the rocks, minerals and microfossils. Summarizes the latest field research. Details exciting unresolved questions for future study.

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