In the book I do not have room to deal with general features of evolution: that would have required at least 100 pages more to do a decent job. So I give some introduction (with exciting case studies) in a section below. Also, to give some idea of the dynamism in paleontology, here is a constantly updated Web page with
Of course, I can't POST the images because they are copyright. What I can do is to list the URLs, so that you, as instructor, as student looking for illustrations, or as interested reader, can get at them efficiently. You can download the images and under fair use conventions, can use them as non-profit educational material.
I have sorted the images by chapter and linked the lists. BUT LEARN FROM ME! I collected images from the Web for my own classroom use. I gave them short names, and I failed to record where I'd got them. Some have disappeared, and all the rest still have to be searched and retrieved if I am to list their URLs for you. So, here's what YOU should do:
In some cases, I have simply sent you to a site that has a lot of images site. Browse that site and get the URLs or the images themselves.
The master version of this page is stored at my academic home in the Department of Geology at the University of California, Davis.
As always with Web pages, I would be flattered if you use/copy/mirror my work. And I would be delighted if you would tell me about your Web page, so that I may learn from it too. I claim copyright only on the notes and mini-essays that are my own words. You may, of course, link to them as much as you like.
The first comprehensive Web pages to accompany my book were set up for the 2nd edition by Professor Doug Eernisse for his class at California State University, Fullerton. I was and am astonished by the breadth and depth of his efforts. I drew heavily on his links for the early versions of these Web pages. Although I am making these pages reflect more and more my own sense of what I should provide for my students at the University of California, Davis, Doug Eernisse's students will still recognize the basic structure of many of the Web pages.
This page last revised March 13, 2013.
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