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James W. Valentine is an American evolutionary biologist and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published widely and -- in addition to peer-reviewed publications -- has written several books, including:

  • The Cambrian Explosion: The Construction of Animal Biodiversity, 2013 ISBN 978-1-936221-03-5, with Douglas Erwin
  • On the Origin of Phyla 2004 ISBN 0-226-84548-6
  • Phanerozoic Diversity Patterns : Profiles In Macroevolution 1985 ISBN 0-691-08374-6, Editor
  • Evolving : The Theory And Processes Of Organic Evolution 1979 ISBN 0-8053-0310-3, with Francisco J. Ayala
  • Evolution 1977 with Theodosius Dobzhansky, G. Ledyard Stebbins and Ayala
  • Evolutionary Paleoecology of the Marine Biosphere 1973 ISBN 0-13-293720-4

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