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Paleontology

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  • In The Blink Of An Eyeby Andrew Parker

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 15.00

    An accomplished young scientist solves one of the greatest mysteries of evolution: What caused the dramatic explosion of life half a billion years ago? more...

  • Making Prehistoryby Derek Turner

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 38.00

    In this 2007 book, Derek Turner relates the scientific realism debate to the study of prehistory. more...

  • The Bone Readersby Claudio Tunis; Richard Gillespie; Cheryl Jones

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.81

    Eminent scientists set the record straight for readers puzzled by the myriad of claims and counterclaims about Australia's prehistory, arguing that many popular theories are based on misinterpretation or outright distortion of scientific evidence. more...

  • Your Inner Fishby Neil Shubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New Afterword Why do we look the way we do? Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik , the ?fish with hands,? tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins,... more...

  • Neptune?s Arkby David Rains Wallace

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 22.00

    Neptune's Ark illuminates the dramatic saga of evolution spanning 500 million years of marine life along the magnificent Pacific coast of western North America. In an engaging narrative that artfully blends elements of science, history, folklore, and personal observation, renowned naturalist David Rains Wallace reveals a marvelous diversity of creatures,... more...

  • Amphibian Evolutionby Rainer R. Schoch

    Wiley 2014; US$ 61.95

    This book focuses on the first vertebrates to conquer land and their long journey to become fully independent from the water. It traces the origin of tetrapod features and tries to explain how and why they transformed into organs that permit life on land. Although the major frame of the topic lies in the past 370 million years and necessarily deals... more...

  • Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexicoby Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva; Kenneth Carpenter; Eberhard Frey

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    This overview of dinosaur discoveries in Mexico synthesizes current information about the geography and environment of the region during the Mesozoic when it was the western margin of the ancient continent of Pangea. The book summarizes research on various groups, including turtles, lepidosauromorphs, plesiosaurs, crocodyliforms, pterosaurs, and last... more...

  • The Oldest Enigma of Humanityby Bertrand David; Jean-Jacques Lefrère

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 21.95

    Thirty thousand years ago our prehistoric ancestors painted perfect images of animals on walls of tortuous caves, most often without any light. How was this possible? What meaning and messages did the cavemen want these paintings to convey? In addition, how did these perfect drawings come about at a time when man's sole purpose was surviving? And... more...

  • Studies on Mexican Paleontologyby Francisco J. Vega; Torrey G. Nyborg; María del Carmen Perrilliat

    Springer 2006; US$ 219.00

    Describes relevant contributions on Mexican Paleontology by specialists and reviews diverse aspects of various fossil groups. This book offers information useful to the fields of stratigraphy, sedimentology, tectonics, paleobiogeography, paleoclimatology and evolution. more...

  • First Floridians and Last Mastodonsby S. David Webb

    Springer 2006; US$ 309.00

    Presents the multidisciplinary results of underwater excavation in north Florida which yields the results of interactions between early Paleoindians and late Pleistocene megafauna. This book provides fundamental insights into two urgent issues: "The Peopling of the Americas"; and "The Extinction of the Megafauna". more...