The Cambrian radiation was the explosive evolution of marine
life that started 550,000,000 years ago. It ranks as one of the
most important episodes in Earth history. This key event in the
history of life on our planet changed the marine biosphere and its
sedimentary environment forever, requiring a complex interplay of
wide-ranging biologic and nonbiologic processes.
The Ecology of the Cambrian Radiation offers a
comprehensive and surprising picture of the Earth at that ancient
time. The book contains contributions from thirty-three authors
hailing from ten countries and will be of interest to
paleontologists, geologists, biologists, and other researchers
interested in the global Earth-life system.