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Table of Contents
Historical and Geological Settings
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Geological Context of Ediacaran and Cambrian Events
Chapter 3: The Environmental Context of the Ediacaran and Early Cambrian
The Record of Early Metazoan Evolution
Chapter 4: The Metazoan Tree of Life
Chapter 5: Dawn of Animals: The Ediacara Biota
Chapter 6: Metazoan Architectures of the Cambrian Explosion
Chapter 7: The Construction of Metazoan Ecosystems
Chapter 8: The Evolution of the Metazoan Genome and the Cambrian Explosion
Evolutionary Dynamics of the Cambrian Explosion
Chapter 9: Ghostly Ancestors
Chapter 10: Constructing the Cambrian
Appendix: First Appearances of Major Metazoan clades in the Fossil Record