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by J. William Schopf

Author: J. William Schopf
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1 edition (March 23, 1999)
Pages: 336 pages
Category: Math and Science
Rating: 4.6
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In the well-written Cradle of Life, Schopf tells his own story of how Earth's early microbial biosphere was discovered . Cradle of Life begins, as such books so often do, with a brief synopsis of Darwin and his theory of evolution, including most critically, its early problems.

In the well-written Cradle of Life, Schopf tells his own story of how Earth's early microbial biosphere was discovered. -Stefan Bengtson, Nature. A very clear introduction to the first living things. Thereafter Schopf begins a veritable "who's who" of early paleontology, giving short professional biographies of those who worked in the field as early as the 19th century.

In this book, William Schopf, a pioneer of modern paleobiology, tells for . One of the greatest mysteries in reconstructing the history of life on Earth has been the apparent absence of fossils dating back more than 550 million years.

In this book, William Schopf, a pioneer of modern paleobiology, tells for the first time the exciting and fascinating story of the origins and earliest evolution of life and how that story has been unearthed. Gracefully blending his personal story of discovery with the basics needed to understand the astonishing science he describes, Schopf has produced an introduction to paleobiology for the interested reader as well as a primer for beginning students in the field.

Schopf, professor of earth sciences at UCLA, is a paleobiologist with a long, impressive resume that includes Breaking news that recent discoveries may push back traces of the earliest forms of life on earth to a remarkable . 7 billion years ago brings new relevance to Cradle of Life: Th. . 7 billion years ago brings new relevance to Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth’s Earliest Fossils, by J. William Schopf, a dazzling exploration. of how science was able to overcome substantial obstacles to look back to the very edges of the dawn of life on our planet.

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James William Schopf (born September 27, 1941) is an American paleobiologist and professor of earth sciences at the University of California Los Angeles. Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth's Earliest Fossils. Princeton University Press. He is also Director of the Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life, and a member of the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, and. the Molecular Biology Institute at UCLA. He is most well known for his study of Precambrian prokaryotic life in Australia's Apex chert. Schopf, J. William (2002).

In Cradle of Life, William Schopf, a pioneer of modern paleobiology, tells for the first time .

In Cradle of Life, William Schopf, a pioneer of modern paleobiology, tells for the first time the exciting and fascinating story of the origins and earliest evolution of life and how that story has been unearthed. Chapter 8. Cyanobacteria: Earth's Oldest "Living Fossils" 209 Modes and Tempos in the Evolution of Life 209 The Status Quo Evolution of Cyanobacteria 215 Evolution's Most Successful Ecologic Generalists 231. Chapter 9. Cells Like Ours Arise at Last 236 Life Like Us Has Cells Like Ours 236 DNA and Development: Keys to Eukaryotic Success 237 How Old Are the Eukaryotes?

In this book, William Schopf, a pioneer of modern paleobiology, tells for the first time . Gracefully blending his personal story of discovery with the basics needed to understand the astonishing science he describes, Schopf has produced an introduction to paleobiology for the interested reader as well as a primer for beginning students in the field

In this book, William Schopf, a pioneer of modern paleobiology, tells for . Cradle of Life is a great primer for those interested in the fossil record and its relation to evolutionary theory. With focused vision, Cradle of Life probes one view of primordial Earth and the succor of its first cells and organisms, even as scientists explore and assemble evidence to advocate other possibilities.

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for Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth's Earliest Fossils; Centennial Botanist Award, Botanical Society of America, 2006. And contributor) Earth's Earliest Biosphere: Its Origin and Evolution, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1983. Critics were largely positive in their assessment of the work.

One of the greatest mysteries in reconstructing the history of life on Earth has been the apparent absence of fossils dating back more than 550 million years. We have long known that fossils of sophisticated marine life-forms existed at the dawn of the Cambrian Period, but until recently scientists had found no traces of Precambrian fossils. The quest to find such traces began in earnest in the mid-1960s and culminated in one dramatic moment in 1993 when William Schopf identified fossilized microorganisms three and a half billion years old. This startling find opened up a vast period of time--some eighty-five percent of Earth's history--to new research and new ideas about life's beginnings. In this book, William Schopf, a pioneer of modern paleobiology, tells for the first time the exciting and fascinating story of the origins and earliest evolution of life and how that story has been unearthed.

Gracefully blending his personal story of discovery with the basics needed to understand the astonishing science he describes, Schopf has produced an introduction to paleobiology for the interested reader as well as a primer for beginning students in the field. He considers such questions as how did primitive bacteria, pond scum, evolve into the complex life-forms found at the beginning of the Cambrian Period? How do scientists identify ancient microbes and what do these tiny creatures tell us about the environment of the early Earth? (And, in a related chapter, Schopf discusses his role in the controversy that swirls around recent claims of fossils in the famed meteorite from Mars.) Like all great teachers, Schopf teaches the non-specialist enough about his subject along the way that we can easily follow his descriptions of the geology, biology, and chemistry behind these discoveries. Anyone interested in the intriguing questions of the origins of life on Earth and how those origins have been discovered will find this story the best place to start.