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Animals of the Past

Frederic LUCAS (1852 - 1929)

Prior to the emergence of paleontology and comparative anatomy as scientific disciplines at the end of the 18th century, it was generally that there were species of animals that had disappeared completely. The term "extinction" originally applied to the extinguishing of fires or erasing of one's debt. It was not until 1784 that the term extinction was used to denote the complete eradication of a species of living being. In 1901, Frederic A. Lucas penned an overview of vertebrate animals whose only evidence of being remained in fossil records. The book focuses primarily of vertebrate animals, from fish to mammals. - Summary by Jeffery Smith

Genre(s): Animals, Nature, Life Sciences

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introductory and Explanatory Jeffery
00:08:25
Play 01 Chapter 1 Fossils, and How They Are Formed Jeffery
00:25:44
Play 02 Chapter 2 The Earliest Known Vertebrates Jeffery
00:21:05
Play 03 Chapter 3 Impressions of the Past Jeffery
00:21:35
Play 04 Chapter 4 Rulers of the Ancient Seas Jeffery
00:30:35
Play 05 Chapter 5 Birds of Old Jeffery
00:28:15
Play 06 Chapter 6 The Dinosaurs Jeffery
00:28:36
Play 07 Chapter 7 Reading the Riddles of the Rocks Jeffery
00:40:18
Play 08 Chapter 8 Feathered Giants Jeffery
00:32:01
Play 09 Chapter 9 Ancestry of the Horse Jeffery
00:23:29
Play 10 Chapter 10 The Mammoth Jeffery
00:31:21
Play 11 Chapter 11 The Mastodon Jeffery
00:32:28
Play 12 Chapter 12 Why Do Animals Become Extinct? Jeffery
00:31:04