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Paleontology

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  • Darwin's Lost Worldby Martin Brasier

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    Darwin made a powerful argument for evolution in the Origin of Species, based on all the evidence available to him. But a few things puzzled him. One was how inheritance works - he did not know about genes. This book concerns another of Darwin's Dilemmas, and the efforts of modern palaeontologists to solve it.What puzzled Darwin is that the most... more...

  • The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Eventby Barry D. Webby; Florentin Paris; Mary L. Droser; Ian G. Percival

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 129.99

    Two of the greatest evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth occurred during Early Paleozoic time. The first was the Cambrian explosion of skeletonized marine animals about 540 million years ago. The second was the "Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event," which is the focus of this book. During the 46-million-year Ordovician Period... more...

  • The Dinosaur Hunters: A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World (Text Only Edition)by Deborah Cadbury

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    The story of two nineteenth-century scientists who revealed one of the most significant and exciting events in the natural history of this planet: the existence of dinosaurs. more...

  • History of Lifeby Richard Cowen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 154.95

    This text is designed for students and anyone else with an interest in the history of life on our planet. The author describes the biological evolution of Earth’s organisms, and reconstructs their adaptations to the life they led, and the ecology and environment in which they functioned. On the grand scale, Earth is a constantly changing planet,... more...

  • Lebensspuren im Gesteinby Peter Rothe; Volker Storch; Claudia von See

    Wiley 2013; US$ 21.95

    ?Lebensspuren im Stein? bietet spannende Einblicke in längst vergangene Lebenswelten Mitteleuropas. Jedes Hauptkapitel ist einer Periode der Erdgeschichte zugeordnet und gibt neben einem Überblick über die Geologie einen fundierten Einblick in die jeweiligen Lebensformen und ihre Überreste, die bis heute unsere Landschaft formen,... more...

  • Lebensspuren im Gesteinby Peter Rothe; Volker Storch; Claudia von See

    Wiley 2013; US$ 21.95

    ?Lebensspuren im Stein? bietet spannende Einblicke in längst vergangene Lebenswelten Mitteleuropas. Jedes Hauptkapitel ist einer Periode der Erdgeschichte zugeordnet und gibt neben einem Überblick über die Geologie einen fundierten Einblick in die jeweiligen Lebensformen und ihre Überreste, die bis heute unsere Landschaft formen,... more...

  • Flying Dinosaursby John Pickrell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidenceóbones, genetics, eggs, behavior, and moreódemonstrates a seamless transition from fleet-footed carnivores to the ancestors of modern birds. Mixing colorful... more...

  • Dinosaurs under the Auroraby Roland A. Gangloff

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    In 1961, while mapping rock exposures along the Colville River in Alaska, an oil company geologist would unknowingly find the evidence for a startling discovery. Long before the North Slope of Alaska was being exploited for its petroleum resources it was a place where dinosaurs roamed. Dinosaurs under the Aurora immerses readers in the challenges,... more...

  • Rhinoceros Giantsby Donald R. Prothero; Carl Buell

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Written for everyone fascinated by the huge beasts that once roamed the earth, this book introduces the giant hornless rhinoceros, Indricotherium. These massive animals inhabited Asia and Eurasia for more than 14 million years, about 37 to 23 million years ago. They had skulls 6 feet long, stood 22 feet high at the shoulder, and were twice as heavy... more...

  • Tyrannosaurid Paleobiologyby J. Michael Parrish; Ralph E. Molnar; Philip J. Currie; Eva B. Koppelhus

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    The opening of an exhibit focused on "Jane," a beautifully preserved tyrannosaur collected by the Burpee Museum of Natural History, was the occasion for an international symposium on tyrannosaur paleobiology. This volume, drawn from the symposium, includes studies of the tyrannosaurids Chingkankousaurus fragilis and "Sir William" and the generic status... more...