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8. Endless forms

8. Endless forms  

Peter S. Ungar

in Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199670598
Living things must constantly adapt and change to survive when pitted against ever-evolving opposing organisms and an ever-changing world. And teeth must constantly adapt and change along ... More
5. Carnivorous mammals

5. Carnivorous mammals  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191821172
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0005
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9780198766940
‘Carnivorous mammals’ considers the various carnivorous mammals that have evolved from the common ancestor of all modern mammals—the small, nocturnal, insectivorous mammal. Several mammals ... More
2. Types and parts of teeth

2. Types and parts of teeth  

Peter S. Ungar

in Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199670598
Many different kinds of teeth are found in the animal kingdom. Not only do they vary between species, but also within a mouth, both by generation (baby teeth versus adult ones) and by type ... More
5. The evolution of teeth in mammals

5. The evolution of teeth in mammals  

Peter S. Ungar

in Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199670598
‘The evolution of teeth in mammals’ charts the development of teeth through the fossil record. It begins with the Carboniferous period around 310 mya and follows the teeth development of ... More
6. Mammalian teeth today

6. Mammalian teeth today  

Peter S. Ungar

in Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199670598
Endothermy is fundamental to the life of mammals. Mammals must wring as many calories as possible from the foods they eat in order to provide enough energy to heat their bodies. And this is ... More
Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

Teeth: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter S. Ungar

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
Published Online: 
Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199670598
Teeth are the product of half a billion years of evolution. They provide fuel for the body by breaking apart other living things; and they must do it again and again over a lifetime without ... More

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